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K. Manufacturing Business Conditions
Answer questions as they relate to you. For most answers, check the boxes most applicable to you or fill in the blanks.

Compared to 2007, in 2008 your location's:
 
Up
Same
Down
1.
Number of Orders
2.
Product / Service productions level
3.
Employment level
4.
Investment in plant/equipment
5.
Prices
6.
Profits
7.
Productivity
8.
Exports

Compared to 2008, during 2009 you expect your location's:
 
Up
Same
Down
9.
Number of Orders
10.
Product / Service productions level
11.
Employment level
12.
Investment in plant/equipment
13.
Prices
14.
Profits
15.
Productivity
16.
Exports

What is your outlook on the following state economic indicators during the next year:
 
Up
Same
Down
17.
Business investment
18.
Employment
19.
Consumer spending
20.
Inflation
21.
Economic growth
22.
Corporate profits

23.
Thinking about the next FIVE YEARS, how does your organization plan to deal with any vacancies left by employees who retire?
(Select all that apply.)
Not fill the vacancies
Not fill the vacancies, but add jobs elsewhere in the organization
Partially fill the vacancies with part-time or temporary workers
Partially fill the vacancies and add jobs elsewhere in the organization
Fill the vacancies at an equivalent or higher salary
Outsource work that is currently being done within your organization

Credit Conditions

24.
Has your company's access to bank credit deteriorated over the last 3 months?
Yes, a lot
Yes, some
No
N/A

25.
If yes, why?
(Select all that apply.)
Your firm's financial condition
Your industry's financial condition
Your bank's financial condition
Overall credit market conditions

26.
If yes, how has your access to credit changed?
(Select all that apply.)
Higher cost for credit
Lower credit ceilings
Elimination of previous credit
Other

27.
Has tighter credit negatively affected your firm's future plans for: (check for "yes")
(Select all that apply.)
Hiring
Capital expenditures
Expansion
Inventory levels
Other

28.
Has your firm tightened credit requirements for your customers?
(Select all that apply.)
Yes, tighter requirements
Yes, higher cost for credit
Yes, shorter repayment periods
No
N/A

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