Since 2007 First Niagara has sponsored an annual survey of Upstate New York Business Leaders, and has carried out the same survey in Pennsylvania since 2009. In 2011, we debuted the survey in Southwestern New England. The surveys, conducted through Siena College Research Institute (SRI), measure the perceptions that business leaders have of the current and future business conditions for Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts including:
- Business Leaders Confidence
- Expectations for revenues, profits and labor force
- Challenges for the year ahead
The overall executive summaries for each state survey, as well as a collection of charts designed to visually represent the survey results of each region, can be found below.
Upstate New York
Regional Survey Results