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2001 vs. 2008 survey results

The current BR&E project is a continuation of a study first conducted in 2001 by then BR&E intern Crystal Angus.

A comparative analysis provided in the report released yesterday show that while some things changed quite a bit in seven years, other issues persisted.

In 2001, 54 local businesses were surveyed, compared to 86 this time around.

A summary of the survey results

The 86 businesses interviewed were from five different sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, retail/service, and other.

More than 50 percent were incorporated, and more than 50 percent were in the retail industry. Fifty-four of the 86 had less than 10 employees while 87 percent of the owners were involved in the day-to-day operations.