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Business Retention and Expansion Survey

  1. Business Retention and Expansion Survey
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  2. The City of Bristol is committed to supporting local businesses. We are reaching out to you and asking you to complete our Business Retention and Expansion Survey. The following survey is intended for businesses located within the City of Bristol. We will use this Business Retention and Expansion Survey as a data collection tool to better focus our efforts in supporting local businesses. Ultimately, our goal for the Business Retention and Expansion program is to help our local businesses grow. To gather data, we are reaching out to as broad a representation of local businesses as possible in order to proactively identify companies that qualify for existing City of Bristol incentives and assistance programs, formulate new incentives and assistance programs that meet the broader needs of the business community, anticipate future workforce development needs and retain and expand the businesses operating within the City of Bristol. We are interested in listening to your needs and concerns in order to be responsive to the business community.

  3. Company Contact Information

  4. Business and Facility Details

  5. Has this company introduced new products within the last year?

  6. Type of facility (select all that apply):

  7. Is this facility owned or leased?

  8. Is your business a for-profit of nonprofit?

  9. Does the company have a succession plan?

  10. Has the company ownership changed within the past year?

  11. Over the past year, have company sales:

  12. Employment and Workforce

  13. Has the number of employees at this facility changed in the past year?

  14. In the next year, do you expect the number of jobs at the facility to:

  15. Do you plan to hire in the next 2-5 years?

  16. If you have hired in the past year, was it hard to fill positions?

  17. What contributed to the challenges in filling open positions? (select all that apply):

  18. Do you anticipate needing to train existing employees:

  19. Does the community have enough housing and the right type of housing for your future employees?

  20. Market Information

  21. In what market do you currently do the most business?

  22. Company's fastest growing geographic market:

  23. Do you currently export, import, or both?

  24. Do you export or have clients outside of the United States?

  25. If so, where (select all that apply):

  26. Are you interested in exporting or learning how to obtain clients outside of the US?

  27. Investment Plan

  28. Does the company plan to (check all that apply)

  29. Approximate date of investment:

  30. Do you currently have room on your site to expand?

  31. If investing in new location, why (select all that apply)?

  32. Community

  33. Rank the local business climate: Community Rankings: 1 = Poor 5 = Great

  34. Education and Training

  35. K-12

  36. Higher Education

  37. Customized Training Programs

  38. Overall Workforce Quality

  39. Transportation/Location

  40. Public Transportation

  41. Highway Infrastructure

  42. Air Service

  43. Proximity to Suppliers

  44. Quality of Life

  45. Recreational Opportunities

  46. Cultural Opportunities

  47. Crime Rate

  48. Social Organization and Networks

  49. Housing Supply for Workforce

  50. Local Access to Capital

  51. Lending by local financial institutions

  52. Assistance from local governments and/or non-profits

  53. Local Government

  54. Attitude towards business

  55. Permitting/Zoning

  56. Local Taxes

  57. Local Fees

  58. Utilities

  59. Telecommunications/ Broadband Service

  60. Telecommunications/ Broadband Rates

  61. Electric Rates

  62. Electric Reliability

  63. Leave This Blank:

  64. This field is not part of the form submission.