Tennessee Business Leaders Survey
The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research created the Business Leaders Survey in August 2020. Responses are collected biannually from business leaders across the state to provide a unique perspective on Tennessee and the nation’s economy.
Responses from the most recent survey were provided between August 9 and August 23, 2021, and relay optimism for Tennessee’s economy following the pandemic-induced recession. Respondents, nearly 60 percent of whom are CEOs or company owners, represent a broad sample of Tennessee’s businesses, both by size and by industry. Business leaders have somewhat diverging views on economic issues, likely because they come from different industries and parts of the state, but we summarize key themes that emerge in our Summer 2021 report.
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