Business Climate Survey


The Maryland Public Policy Institute and the University of Baltimore’s Jacob France Institute are partnering to bring back the Maryland Business Climate Survey. This Pilot Survey[1], conducted at the close of 2017 and start of 2018, is the first in what will be a quarterly survey on the performance of the state’s economy and business perceptions on Maryland as a place to do business. The Maryland Business Climate Survey was previously conducted from 1995 through 2005 and again in 2010 and 2011. The goal of the survey is to provide timely data on the performance and direction of the state’s economy. 

This is a quarterly survey produced by the Jacob France Institute, the economic research arm of the Merrick School of Business, in partnership with the Maryland Public Policy Institute, a nonpartisan public policy research and education organization that focuses on state policy issues. 

The quarterly survey of 250 Maryland companies was designed to collect information on Maryland’s business climate, economic performance and competitiveness. This report highlights the survey responses on Maryland’s economic performance and business climate. A full comprehensive report highlighting the findings from the entire survey will be provided in January 2019.

Richard Clinch, Ph.D., director of economic research at the Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore

Christopher B. Summers, president and chief executive officer of the Maryland Public Policy Institute

[1] To view the full survey, visit