UNL business survey shows improved economic outlook in Nebraska

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By News 5 Staff

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Updated: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:51:11 CST

Survey results released this morning by the University of Nebraska Lincoln's Bureau of Business Research show businesses in the state have an improved economic outlook for the coming months.
 
28% of respondents expected their sales to rise in the next 6 months, with 48% expecting sales to stay the same. 13% of surveyed businesses anticipated adding employees.

When asked about the most important issue facing their business, nearly 6 in 10 focused on core business issues such as customer demand, the cost of supplies, labor quality and competition; while only 4 in 10 focused on public policy issues such as taxes, the Affordable Care Act and other regulations.

Respondents had been evenly split in their focus on business issues versus government policy in the January survey.