Regional Business Conditions Survey

Dear Pueblo Business Owner/Manager,

Greetings! We hope you survived and thrived during the past year! The Healy Center is now collecting data for the 5th Annual Pueblo Regional Business Conditions Survey.

When we report and share the survey results to others, we combine the data from all participants, ensuring that your response remains anonymous. The results of the survey will be publicly available, and past surveys are often used to inform decisions that are made by community and business leaders. When you complete the survey, click the DONE button, the survey will be submitted, and you will be directed to another page to register for the 2021 Economic Forum.

It is not possible to identify all potential risks in research procedures, but the researcher(s) have taken reasonable safeguards to minimize any known and potential (but unknown) risks. To indicate your consent to participate in this research, simply continue with the survey. 

If you have any questions about the research, please contact Mike Wakefield at michael.wakefield@csupueblo.edu, or (719)549-2933. If you have any questions about your rights as a volunteer in this survey research, contact the CSU IRB at: George Dallam, CSUP IRB Chair, (719) 549-2619, George.Dallam@CSUPueblo.edu. Thank you for your input!    

With kind regards,

Mike Wakefield, Ph.D., Director, Healy Center/Professor of Management Seeme and Malik Hasan School of Business

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* 1. In what zip code is your business located?

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* 2. In what industry is your business?

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* 3. How long has your business/organization been in operation?

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* 4. Does your organization own or lease the building in which it operates?

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* 5. What is your perception of the local economic trends for the NEXT 6 months in Pueblo County?

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* 6. How do you expect your industry to perform in the NEXT 6 months compared to the past 6 months?

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* 7. What changes in your profit or operating income do you expect to occur in the NEXT 6 months compared to the past 6 months?

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* 8. What is your current revenue as a percent compared to revenues at this time last year?

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* 9. In what ways do you expect your business to change in the NEXT 6 months? (Check all that apply)

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* 10. How comfortable are you with the current debt level of your business?

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* 11. Have you seen a change in your employer contribution to employee health insurance benefits in the last year?

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* 12. How has the cost of health insurance impacted your ability to attract and retain employees?

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* 13. How has the most recent increase in Colorado’s Minimum Wage affected profitability of your business? (Current Colorado Minimum Wage is $12.32 v. 2019's 11.10.  Current Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25)

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* 14. What impact has the increase in minimum wage had on the productivity of your employees?

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* 15. How does the current state of infrastructure (City/ County Services, transportation, utilities, water, sewage, etc. availability) in Pueblo impact the performance of your business?

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* 16. How do natural gas costs affect attractiveness for conducting businesses in Pueblo?

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* 17. How do electricity costs affect attractiveness for conducting business in Pueblo?

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* 18. How will Pueblo’s transition to using 100% sustainable energy by 2035 affect your future profit potential?

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* 19. What impact will Pueblo's transition to 100% sustainable energy have on our community's ability to attract and retain new businesses?

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* 20. Does Pueblo’s public transit system have an effect on the accessibility of your business by potential customer or employees?

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* 21. What infrastructure improvement would be most beneficial to your business? (Check three or fewer)

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* 22. How accessible are sources of information and services for developing entrepreneurship in Pueblo?

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* 23. Would increased tourism in Pueblo have any impact on the financial performance of your business?

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* 24. Have decisions of the mayor impacted Pueblo's Economy?

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* 25. What is your perception of how well graduates from District 60/Pueblo City Schools are prepared to enter the workforce?

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* 26. What is your perception of how well graduates from District 70 are prepared to enter the workforce?

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* 27. What is your perception of how well graduates from Pueblo Community College are prepared to enter the workforce?

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* 28. What is your perception of how well graduates from Colorado State University Pueblo are prepared to enter the workforce?

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* 29. In what areas do new employees need to be better prepared? (Check all that apply)

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* 30. Has the legalization of cannabis had any affect on your business?

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* 31. If you believe legalized cannabis has impacted your business, please indicate in what ways.

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* 32. Do you have a drug testing or drug use policy for employees?

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