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Survey: Tri-Cities manufacturers most confident in Washington

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PASCO, Wash --Impact Washington, a non-for profit organization that helps Washington's manufacturers be more globally competitive presented it's findings of a new survey conducted in August and September of 2010 at the GESA Smartmap Expo.  The survey sampled 410 manufacturing executives, from CEO's to CFO's and COO's.  Nearly two thirds of respondents believe business is moving in the wrong direction statewide, 64% of those sampled said so, 23% were from Southeast Washington.

Ironically, most executives were optimistic about their company's future, 70% of responders said they were confident about the future of their firms, and 22% said they were "very confident."  The correspondence with international business and exporting has directly correlated to confidence.

The most confident business owners in the state came from the Southeast. Impact Washington President, John Vicklund says, "one of the things is that we broke the results down across the state into different regions.  We found that the most optimistic regions,  was in Southeast Washington, right here in the Tri-Cities, Yakima area."  Survey results said CEO's here felt.  91% of executives felt confident about the future.

The survey did have a +- 4.98% error.  For more information, please contact Impact Washington, 8227 44th Avenue, W. Suite D. Mukilteo, WA 98275, or call (425)438-1146 or click here.