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How's It Going? MAPPS Conducting Economic Survey

Posted By Nick Palatiello, Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
At the midway point of 2013 are you trying to gauge how your firm's performance compares to others in the geospatial community?

Having this information to benchmark against others would be valuable to every private sector geospatial firm. That is why MAPPS is once again conducting an Economic Survey. The survey has been sent to MAPPS Regular Member Firms and closes on Tuesday, July 16.

 As we've said before, in an economy where you are counting every dollar, it's good to know you can count on MAPPS.

MAPPS has conducted a salary survey twice a year since 2009. It provides a barometer of attitudes, experiences and projections of MAPPS member firm principals about the recent past, current and near term future economic climate. The poll asks firms to report on whether their revenues are increasing or declining, and whether they foresee growth or a downturn in the geospatial market in the coming months. The poll measures attitudes, not empirical data, so you don't need a balance sheet, P/L or financial statement in front of you. This economic survey is different than the Salary and Wage Benefits Survey that was conducted in the spring.

The results of the survey will be reported at the MAPPS Summer Conference in Rockport, Maine beginning on July 22. This will provide an opportunity for MAPPS member firm principals to assess and compare their own experience and assessment with those of the larger MAPPS community since our last survey in January.

All MAPPS members will be provided complete survey results after the Summer Conference.  

MAPPS members have found this benchmark survey to be of value. It is one more unique benefit of membership in MAPPS. To become a MAPPS member and participate in the survey, click here.

If you have not yet registered for the Summer Conference and wish to attend, please click here.

MAPPS is offering a special membership promotion for firms that are not current members. The association invites principals of firms to attend the Summer Conference at the non-member rate. If the firm joins MAPPS prior to the end of the conference on July 26, 2013, the firm will be credited with the difference between the member and non-member rate. That is a 56% savings. The reimbursement will be credited toward the firm's 2013 membership dues in MAPPS.

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