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Tennessee Business Leaders Survey

The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research created the Business Leaders Survey in August 2020. The responses from business leaders across the state provide a unique perspective on Tennessee and the nation’s economy.

Responses were provided between August 12-20, which is a uniquely challenging time in the nation’s economy because of COVID-19. Respondents, over half 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 2020 report.