Shut down by the shutdown?

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PBN Executive Poll

Shut down by the shutdown?

Posted 12/31/69

Did the government shutdown make you or your staff more aware of federal spending issues?

• Yes – 60.6%

• No – 21.2%

• I’m not sure how my staff feels about this – 18.2%

How was your business affected by the shutdown?

• There has been no change 8 – 81.8%

• Business is worse since the shutdown – 15.2%

• We’ve seen a boost in business – 3%

In what areas were you most affected?

• Financing – 15.6%

• Customers – 6.3%

• Staffing – 3.1%

• Other – 12.5%

• Not affected – 62.5%

Did the shutdown provide new income streams?

• Yes 3 – 3%

• No – 97%

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