Janesville falls short in survey
JANESVILLE--Lack of good jobs.
Weak local economy.
Shifting property values.
The sluggish local economy proved to be Janesville’s Achilles heel in a survey that asked for residents’ impressions of their city.
The city council commissioned Cobalt Community Research to find out what residents like and don’t like about Janesville. Council members are using the results as they fashion the 2013 budget.
Janesville’s overall score consistently ranked lower than the average score of other Wisconsin cities. It scored about the same as other cities in the Midwest and the nation.
In measuring Janesville according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, Janesville scored 59 on a scale from zero to 100. The national average for cities is 62, the average in the Midwest is 62, and in Wisconsin it’s 67.
A representative from the company said Janesville’s economic health was the “No. 1 area that most impacted Janesville scores.”
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