December 29, 2021 6:00am

Birmingham's expectations for 2022

How influential Birmingham leaders are feeling heading into 2022

Photo of Ty West
Birmingham, AL Correspondent

Birmingham leaders are feeling good about 2022.

That’s the big takeaway from this month's Birmingham Power Poll, which surveys influential local leaders each month on key topics in the community.

The Birmingham Power Poll is not a scientific poll, but does offer a window into the perspectives of influential Birmingham community and business leaders.

The poll found 81% of respondents were optimistic about the financial results of their organization in 2022, with 43% of respondents describing themselves as very optimistic.

That’s a positive sign as many organizations are still working to shed the effects of the pandemic on their businesses.

The poll found respondents were generally more optimistic about their organizations and the local economy than the national economy. Only 45% of respondents said they were optimistic about the national economy.

Not surprisingly, finding talent continues to remain the top concern for influential Birmingham leaders in 2022 – although inflation concerns are an increasing area of worry.

Even with those challenges, Birmingham leaders appear to feel good about the direction of the local economy, with 43% saying they are most optimistic about the local economy.

This month's Power Poll surveyed 127 leaders with a response rate of 37%.

Power Poll Members: Do you have a friend or colleague who should be on Power Poll? Please invite them to join!

About Power Poll: Power Poll asks questions of the most powerful, influential people in U.S. cities. It is not a scientific survey. But because the people responding to the surveys comprise the leadership structure of their cities, the results afford a fascinating glimpse into the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of those in a position to make change. Power Poll is distinctly nonpartisan.

More on This Poll

More Polls

More on This Poll