37% of respondents to the Greater Omaha Chamber’s Economic Outlook Survey expect to add more employees in their workplaces in 2013.
Scott Strain, Economist-in-Residence for the Chamber, says the survey was sent out in September. He says there were 262 respondents this year.
Strain says the 37% figure is up a little from last year.
He says the Greater Omaha area is insulated, but not isolated, from what goes on in the national economy.
"Our respondents, about 90% expect faster growth or growth of about the same as 2012. For the nation, you’re looking at 26% of the respondents expect faster growth for the United States and about 41% expect the same.”
He says the diversity of the city's industries has helped residents smooth out the rough patches in the economy.