Take our Economic Conditions survey and vote for CEOs of the Year by Oct. 4

Katy Smith
Columbus CEO
The CEO of the Year honorees will be announced in the magazine's December issue

Attention Columbus business leaders: Help us get a picture of how the local economy is faring—and vote for CEO of the Year.

Are you a C-suite executive, business owner, executive director or a top dog by another title? Take our annual Survey of Economic Conditions and vote for CEO of the Year now. Voting closes at 5 p.m. Oct. 4.

Columbus CEO has been conducting the annual Survey of Economic Conditions since 2011 to assess local business leaders’ perspectives on the Columbus region’s business climate. The questions are adapted from the SMU Cox CEO Sentiment Survey, and our results are analyzed by Bill LaFayette at Regionomics.

Take the survey by 5 p.m. Oct. 4:Go to SurveyMonkey to take the survey now

Each year, we ask area CEOs, presidents, executive directors, managing partners and other C-suite executives for their input in several categories: the economic outlook, top challenges facing their Columbus organizations, expectations for company performance and perceptions of the Columbus metropolitan area.

Here's what respondents said last year. And, for a little chuckle (too soon?), here's what they said in 2019 about their outlook for 2020.

SURVEY DEADLINE 5 P.M. OCT. 4:Go to SurveyMonkey now to take the survey

Chief executives responding to the survey also vote for our annual CEOs of the Year. From a ballot of about 40 leaders, the voting determines one winner and three finalists in each of four categories: large for-profit, large nonprofit, small for-profit and small nonprofit. The winners and finalists are profiled in the December issue of Columbus CEO.

See who we honored last year:CEO of the Year Awards 2020

Online surveys are completed by executives in the private, public and nonprofit sectors across the Columbus metropolitan area during the month of September.

How to participate: If you want to be added to the survey list next year, please contact Columbus CEO Editor Katy Smith at ksmith@columbusceo.com.