The Ohio Chamber of Research Foundation recently released its 4th quarter 2018 Prosperity Pulse survey results.
The report highlights the following:
• The statewide Prosperity Pulse measured at 103.5, a drop from the previous record high of 139.9.
• A decrease in planned capital expenditures and in reported unfilled jobs revealed a sense of apprehension among business leaders.
• The decrease can be attributed to the impact of the partial federal government shutdown, and uncertainty regarding potential future economic instability.
• Nearly 71 percent of respondents still rated the economic climate as good to excellent.
• All 100 percent of the companies surveyed plan to add employees in the 1st quarter of 2019.
• Health care costs remain the top concern of Ohio business leaders.