As a method of continuing to gain input from local businesses, Miami County has contracted with Ady Advantage to conduct a Pulse Survey of businesses to gather information on the economic climate and challenges facing business owners.
The third round was completed in September. In the report, more than 70 percent of businesses expressed concern over how the pandemic may impact their operations go into the winter.
Beyond the pandemic, business owners cited the availability of housing as an area of concern when recruiting and retaining employees. The affordability and availability of broadband were also noted.
Despite concerns about the economic climate, their anticipated level of need for financial assistance remains steady.
- June survey results are available here.
- July survey results are available here.
- September survey results are available here.
The next survey will be released the week of Nov. 16.
Each survey should take no more than five minutes to complete. When responding to the survey, individuals have the opportunity to keep their name confidential. The generalized data will be provided to county and city leaders. If business owners want to identify themselves and request information about local incentive programs, that option also exists.
Results will be available about three weeks later. They will be posted here and will also be shared with the local chambers of commerce, each city and county officials. All Miami County businesses are encouraged to participate in the survey. You can do that by following the link below.