Sangamon County employers have a positive outlook about the economy. The University of Illinois Springfield Survey Research Office polls businesspeople twice a year for the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
This spring's results mark the first time since 2012 that expectations were as high. However, just over half of those responding expected employment to stay the same in the county in the next year.
Springfield Mayor Michael Houston celebrates his administration's accomplishments since he took office in 2011. He addressed the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce in the Prairie Capital Convention Center.
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The survey of employers find many have positive expectations for their own firms, but have a negative overall outlook for the coming year. Ashley Kirzinger, Director of the UIS Survey Research Office, spoke with us about the findings:
The survey is sponsored by the University of Illinois Springfield's Chancellor's Office, the Center for State Policy and Research at UIS and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.