2013 Economic Outlook Survey Results

Nov 15, 2012

Omaha, Courtesy of

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.