Respondents were asked to respond to a question about economic development over the next decade. The question was:
The regional economy has a significant GDP derived from defense spending, which has provided many jobs and strong economic stimulus. What emphasis do you think should be given to economic development over the next decade?
Please select your preference on the following continuum: 1= ‘Exclusive focus of driving product lines and services directly tied to the defense sector’; 10= ‘Much more diversified approach, where defense is smaller portion of regional GDP’