The Indiana University East Business Economic Research Center (the BERC), the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County (the EDC) and the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce (the chamber) have partnered together to research the business climate and related business needs of the county. Together they have prepared a survey that will be open to businesses/companies in Wayne County June 15, 2015 to June 26, 2015.
Results of the survey will not only enhance the knowledge of the local businesses and companies with regard to doing business in Wayne County, but also assist further local and regional economic studies conducted by the BERC, as well as aid the EDC and the chamber for consideration as part of any future strategic planning and economic development efforts to facilitate a healthy business climate in Wayne County.
Responses to the 10-minute survey will be confidential. Business owners and managers will be asked to describe their organization, to provide an opinion on various issues related to business operations and climate in Wayne County, and their expectations for business and economic environments in the county. While the individual responses to the survey will not be shared, results of the research survey will be made public in fall 2015.
For more information, contact the Director of the Business Economic Research Center and Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance Litao “Lee” Zhong, Ph.D., at (765) 973-8289 or the Principal Researcher of the Business Economic Research Center and Assistant Professor of Finance Oi Lin Cheung, Ph.D., at (765) 973-8497.
About the IU East Business Economic Research Center
The BERC is sponsored by the IU East School of Business and Economics. The center is designed to assist in capturing and creating economic data that will be useful in supporting the economic vitality of the Eastern Indiana and Western Ohio regions.
About the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County
The EDC is a not for profit organization that partners with many community, government, workforce and economic development organizations to strengthen and improve the economic environment in Wayne County as well as promote the benefits and assets of operating a business in Wayne County.
About the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce
The chamber is a not for profit organization that commits to promote, lead, unite, and serve their members, the businesses and communities in Wayne County in order to be a great place to live and learn, start and grow a business, raise a family, and enjoy retirement years of quality living.