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What do New York’s Upstate CEOs Predict the Business Climate will be Like?

Post: Feb. 7, 2017

Upstate CEOs are not feeling optimistic about the business policies likely to come out of the state Capitol during the 2017 legislative session, a new poll shows.

A Siena College/state Business Council poll shows that 61% of upstate CEOs surveyed in the final quarter of 2016 believe the state is currently doing a poor job of creating a business climate that promotes success. What’s worse: 84% of CEOs lack confidence that state government will improve the business climate in 2017.

CEOs are more optimistic about the chances the federal government will improve business climate, though they still aren’t overwhelmingly sure. 66% say they aren’t confident that positive changes are on the horizon. Read more.