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THE ECONOMY, ONCE AGAIN THE 2013 SARASOTA COUNTY CITIZENS SURVEY FOUND THAT WHILE 'ECONOMY/JOBS' HELD ONTO THE TOP RANKING AS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE, THE PERCENT VIEWING IT THAT WAY FELL BY HALF By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor For the sixth consecutive year, "economy/ jobs" won the top ranking as the most important issue facing Sarasota County, according to the 2013 Citizens Survey, but only 18 percent of the 801 respondents put that in first place, compared to 36 percent in 2012. Regarding the county's current economic condition, the survey shows 69 percent of respondents think the county "is on the road to recovery," up from 56 percent in 2012. However, the survey's executive summary points out, "many still believe the economy is subject (Above) Fifty-four percent of the respondents to the 2013 Citizens Survey ranked the quality of life in neighborhoods as 'excellent.' File photo

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