The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council are calling on all residents and business people to participate in Phase 2 of a comprehensive business survey, “Take the Pulse.”
The survey, developed in partnership with the county’s 10 chambers of commerce, is a key component of VISTA 2025, Chester County’s 10-year economic development strategy designed to maintain the economic health of the county by striking a balance between progress and preservation.
As the survey draws to a close, those who have yet to participate are encouraged to do so by the deadline of Monday, April 24.
As an added incentive, anyone completing the survey between now and then will be entered to win a “swag bag” from the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) that includes a picnic cooler backpack; quarter-zip, fleece-lined, light weight pullover; and hand-crafted mug.
“We want to discover what progress has been made since we launched the first ‘Take the Pulse’ survey last year, as well as identify ongoing business needs,” said Mike Grigalonis, CCEDC Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President.
“Last year, we had impressive participation from area businesses, and we are once again urging them to share the opportunities and challenges they’ve faced while doing business in Chester County over the past year.”
The online survey is designed to assess the business climate in Chester County, with 20 questions to be easily completed in five minutes.
It is being administered by the CCEDC, which will compare the data to that gathered in 2016 and identify what actions are needed to enhance the county’s economic well-being.
“This is a chance for businesses in every corner of Chester County to give us honest feedback, and also help us chart a course for the future,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline, who co-chairs the VISTA 2025 initiative.
“It’s essential that businesses in every corner of Chester County participate and make their voices heard.”
All residents and businesses in Chester County are invited to take Phase 2 of the survey by April 24, 2017. The survey is available by clicking here.