Squire & Co., a certified public accounting business, and the Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce, will survey local businesses in December to determine how owners feel about business prospects and problems in 1991.

The "Business Climate Survey" will ask business owners about the short-term future of their own business, the business environment in Utah County and the expected U.S. economy in the next 12 months.It also will ask about profits, increases or decreases in employment levels; the most difficult positions for an employer to fill; expectations for purchasing new equipment, products or services; business relocations; and major concerns.

The results will be compiled in January and presented during a chamber general membership meeting.