Posted at: 10/04/2013 3:08 PM
Vision 2020 Survey Shows Upswing In Downtown Austin Outlook
25 Downtown Austin merchants took part in the survey
A survey released Thursday by the Austin Vision 2020 Downtown committee shows positive outlooks for local merchants.
The survey polled 25 Austin business owners and managers and all results show marked improvement from recent years and expected more gains for next year.
The 25 surveys collect showed the following:
-52% rate business as better than five years ago
-39% rate business in 2012 better than 2012
-70% rate the outlook for 2014 better than 2013
Top concerns communicated by those taking the survey said areas of focus are generating traffic, adding more retail to downtown Austin, encouraging local shopping and staying competitive.
-none rate the outlook for 2014 worse than 2013
-68% plan to stay in business on a long term basis in downtown Austin