Idaho Outlook Indicator monthly survey

outlook-indicator-logoThe Idaho Business Review is launching a new feature for its readers this month called the Idaho Outlook Indicator. We hope that you, our readers, will take a moment each month to fill out the brief survey by visiting this page.

The Indicator is a monthly index designed to measure the overall sentiment of local industries in their current state, as well as the anticipated outlook over the next six months. This is measured through the survey participant’s confidence, or lack thereof, in three areas – business conditions, employment conditions and revenue – both now and as expected in six months.

The inaugural survey will be open through March 24. The results and analysis will be published online and in the paper April 7.

In addition to providing an overall measurement of market confidence in Idaho that we can compare to past months and eventually past years, the Idaho Outlook Indicator will help us break down information by industry type, company size and region to get a better idea of pain points and growth areas. Ultimately, the data will be a tool that can help you make better informed business decisions.

Anyone can take the survey, no matter what position you hold within your company, or whether you’re a subscriber to the Idaho Business Review or not. You’ll be allowed to take the survey only once per month, and we hope you take it each and every month and share the link with your industry colleagues. The more results we have, the better the data we can provide you.

All entries are 100 percent anonymous, and we won’t ask for your name, company or email.

We will collect results in the first half of each month and publish the results in the paper and online the last Friday of each month.

Are you interested in exclusive sponsorship of the Idaho Outlook Indicator? In addition to consistent, exclusive branding, you’ll be allowed to add three questions to the survey each month, with data provided exclusively to you.

Please email Web Editor Erika Sather-Smith at esather-smith@idahobusinessreview.com with questions.