The data and statements herein provide preliminary findings based upon an Ipsos poll conducted March 22 – April 23, 2018. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to error.

Small Business Index Q2 Press Release

Local Economic Outlook Pushes Small Business Optimism to Record High.

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