Regional Surveys of Business Activity

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The Regional Economics division of the Richmond Fed's Research Department surveys business owners throughout the Fifth District. Survey participants share their first-hand knowledge of recent changes in economic conditions, plus their expectations for the next six months.

Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity

This monthly survey is sent to contacts whose firm type, firm size and location collectively match the profile of overall manufacturing in the Fifth District.

Fifth District Survey of Service Sector Activity

This monthly survey is sent to retail, wholesale, and services firms that are selected for participation according to their type of business, location, and firm size.

Carolinas Survey of Business Activity

Each month, this survey is sent to contacts whose firm type, firm size and location collectively match the profile of businesses in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Maryland Survey of Business Activity

Each month, this survey is sent to contacts whose firm type, firm size and location collectively match the profile of businesses in Maryland.

Contact Us

Richmond

Jeannette Plamp
Economic Analyst
(804) 697-8152

Aileen Watson
Associate Regional Economist
(804) 697-7995

Participate in our Monthly Surveys

Survey responses provide monetary policymakers with timely, "on the ground" perspectives on the regional economy.