The Triangle’s business outlook looks better for 2013 than it has during the past few years. That doesn’t mean business owners have regained the confidence they had prior to the economic downturn. That’s part of the message Triangle Business Journal editor Sougata Mukheree shared during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

Mukherjee spent much of his time highlighting slides (download presentation here) detailing North Carolina’s ranking in a number of economic indicators. In the video clip below, he also addressed the source of business owners’ ongoing concerns.

2:30 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 50:06 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.