2019 Survey on the Economic Well-Being of Young Professionals in Wayne County

Young professionals in Wayne County can help provide a better understanding of the local and regional economy.

The Business and Economic Research Center (BERC) of the School of Business and Economics at Indiana University East is partnering with the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County and the Helping Young Professionals Engage (HYPE) – Richmond in conducting the 2019 Survey on the Economic Well-Being of Young Professionals in Wayne County, Indiana. The survey will be open from Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 15.

This survey is the first through the partnership. Findings from the survey will also help to further the BERC’s 2019 East-Central Indiana Business Survey being conducted this September-October to monitor the business sentiment and economic trend in the region and to assist local and regional economic studies. The survey was completed by business owners/managers in the Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne counties.

Results of this Young Professionals survey will help the business communities located in or outside of Wayne County understand the life of young professionals in the county, and help young professionals learn from their peers living and/or working in the county. In addition, the findings will assist further the local and regional economic studies conducted by the BERC. Survey results may aid Wayne County in planning the economic development efforts to bring new businesses into the county.

Responses to the 20-minute survey will be confidential.

Young professionals will be asked to provide some information about themselves regarding their employment and career, home and vehicle ownership, housing preference, financial burden, preparation for retirement and other aspects of life living and/or working in the county in addition to some demographic data.  Surveys will be emailed to young professionals throughout Wayne County.

While the individual responses to the survey will not be shared, results of the research survey will be made public by the first quarter of 2020.

For more information, contact the Director of the Business and Economic Research Center and Associate Professor of Finance, Oi Lin (Irene) Cheung, Ph.D., at (765) 973-8497 or ocheung@iue.edu.

About the IU East Business and Economic Research Center
The BERC is sponsored by the School of Business and Economics at IU East. 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.