Eastern Shore business owners and managers are optimistic about the economic outlook over the next 12 months, though their enthusiasm has waned a bit since June 2021. So says a survey conducted by Salisbury University’s Business Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) in partnership with SU’s Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC) and many of the region’s economic and workforce development professionals.

The survey has more than 50 questions and asks business leaders to weigh in on a range of topics, from general business concerns to conditions in their own industries. Respondents evaluated business conditions locally, regionally, in the state, and nationwide for the coming year. In addition, they shared views related to their specific industry and on issues from labor supply to regulations.

Talbot County businesses made up more than 43% of the respondents. Download the complete report below.