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Marvin and Company and UAlbany School of Business Announce Results of Annual Regional Business Climate Survey

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150



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The Business Climate Survey tracks the economic outlook perspectives of Capital Region businesses. (Photo Michael P. Farrell, Times Union)

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 19, 2010) -- What: Marvin and Company, PC, a regional certified public accounting firm, and the University at Albany School of Business are joined by Capital Region chambers of commerce to announce the results of the 24th Annual Business Climate Survey.


  • George M. Philip, president, University at Albany
  • Kevin McCoy, CPA and director, Marvin and Company
  • Donald Siegel, dean, University at Albany School of Business
  • Presidents and representatives, area chambers of commerce

Where: University Hall Atrium, uptown campus, University at Albany

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 11 a.m.

Background: Now in its 24th year, the survey was developed to respond to the chambers and prospective clients seeking to assess the regional business marketplace and how it will affect their contracting, expanding and hiring. In order to offer the best barometer, Marvin and Company and the UAlbany School of Business compile a business climate survey in conjunction with the local chambers of commerce to discern what concerns and projections area businesses have for the year ahead. With an approximately 10 percent return rate, the survey offers valuable insights that can be used by Marvin and Company, the chambers, economic developers, government leaders and businesses.

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