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BOSS Survey – July 10, 2019

Business Leaders Look Ahead

Illustrations: Getty Images; The Noun Project

BOSS Optimism Index Also Unchanged

The Optimism Index is based on whether the business leaders surveyed feel the local economy will grow, hold steady or decline in the coming year. See the BOSS Performance Index.

Economic outlook:


30%
of the businesses contacted are optimistic about the near future of Hawai‘i’s economy and believe things are improving now

 

 
46% feel things will remain the same for the coming year

 

 

21% feel things will get worse

 

 
Note: 47% of Neighbor Island companies thought the local economy would improve in the coming year; only 22% of O‘ahu-based companies felt that way.

The remaining respondents did not know or refused to answer.

 

 

What could be a serious threat
to the local economy?

Note: Percentages do not always add to 100 due to rounding

 

Do you think Hawai‘i’s economy
will peak in the coming year?

 

Those who answered “no” were asked: When do you expect the economy to peak?

Note: Percentages do not always add to 100 due to rounding

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