Be a voice for your industry: Take the Innovation Economy Outlook survey now

What you say today can influence tomorrow.

Every year Silicon Valley Bank surveys executives like you to learn about the issues and opportunities facing your company. SVB uses the results to inform high-growth companies about trends in their sector, focus policymakers as they create rules shaping the future of your industry, and help the public understand the most important topics to the people and companies at the heart of tomorrow’s economy.

This is the fifth year for Silicon Valley Bank’s survey. For the first four, it focused solely on startups. This year it has expanded its reach to also include established companies. Its new name — Innovation Economy Outlook — reflects that change.

Past themes that emerged from the study include the steep uphill climb companies fade in finding, hiring and retaining skilled workers; the effects tax and immigration legislation are having on how companies grow; and the challenge of building a startup when surrounded by a complicated array of regulations.

With your help, SVB can provide you with this relevant worldview for 2014 and be a better advocate for your business and your industry.

Please take the next few minutes to complete this year’s survey. You’ll have the opportunity to request the results of the study so you can benchmark your company’s performance and get information to help you make decisions for your future.

The survey closes in a few days, so act now!