2015 Annual Business Confidence Index Report

Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) contracted with McDowell Group, an Alaska research and consulting firm, to conduct the seventh annual AEDC Business Confidence Index (BCI) survey of businesses and organizations in Anchorage (including Eagle River and Chugiak). The purpose of this survey is to assess business conditions in the Anchorage area and measure Anchorage business confidence entering 2015. A total of 245 businesses and organizations in Anchorage and Chugiak/Eagle River participated in the online survey, which was conducted between November 6 and December 19, 2014.

Business Confidence Indices
With a maximum score of 100, an index above 50 indicates a generally optimistic outlook while below 50 indicates a generally pessimistic view.
While the indices in the six main areas (overall composite, Anchorage economy, gross sales, net profits, employment and capital expenditures) have trended upward since the first BCI survey was fielded in 2009; all indices have shifted downward since last year.

Download the full report (PDF file) sponsored by Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska here: 2015 AEDC Business Confidence Index Report