This blog post summarizes a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) in conjunction with CenterState CEO in Syracuse. It was written by Lori Lichorobiec, Communications Coordinator at RMS.

2014 CenterState CEO Economic Forecast

Some of the RMS team at the CenterState CEO Economic Forecast Breakfast held on January 16th.

Fresh off the presses, the 2014 Economic Forecast report by CenterState CEO identifies trends that impacted the economy in the previous year, and outlines opportunities and challenges for 2014 based on insight from industry leaders across our region. This year the business information was compiled by (RMS) Research & Marketing Strategies, a market research firm located in Baldwinsville, New York. 

“CenterState CEO was looking to provide independent, reliable data to create a meaningful and robust report on the economic status of our business community and RMS was proud to be able to provide these services.” Sandy Baker, RMS Director of Business Development.

More than 400 business leaders from 12 counties across CenterState New York participated in the report that spans 14 sectors of the economy.  The research was conducted using online surveys, in-depth interviews (IDIs) and moderated focus group sessions. The result was a thorough report that captures the outlook of the economy using comprehensive and relevant methodologies provided by RMS.

“Participants were very engaged and provided some strong feedback on CenterState’s economic forecast. RMS was also able to reach out to many non-members to gather insights from businesses across the region. We were very happy with the research process and the quality of the data we received.” George Kuhn, Director of RMS Analytics.

To download a PDF copy of the 2014 Economic Forecast for CenterState, click on this link: 2014 Economic Forecast Report.

2014 Economic Forecast

A slide from the 2014 Economic Forecast report compiled by RMS.

For more information about this project or if you are interested in conducting a market research project with RMS, contact our Business Development Director Sandy Baker at or call her at 1-866-567-5422.