Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your feedback with the County of Santa Barbara.

Your organization and your work are essential to the economic growth and vitality of Santa Barbara County. The County of Santa Barbara is looking into future economic development and we would like to include your views in our future plans. Please take 10 minutes to fill out the Santa Barbara County Economic Development Survey now to help shape the future of Santa Barbara County.

This survey is anonymous and will never be tied to your personal information. Your honest feedback will be valuable to inform the future plans of the County of Santa Barbara.

Please email Dennis Bozanich, Deputy County Executive Officer (DBozanich@countyofsb.org) if you have any questions. Thank you for your time and dedication to our county.

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* 1. Are you an employer in Santa Barbara County?

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* 3. What zip code is your primary residence?

For the next questions, indicate your agreement to the following statements:

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* 6. Santa Barbara County is a good place to do business.


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* 7. Santa Barbara County is a good place to start a new business.


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* 8. Let us know the reasons Santa Barbara County is a good place to do business.

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* 9. Let us know how Santa Barbara County could be a better place to do business.

Section 2: Strengths & Weaknesses
For the following questions state your agreement to the following statements:

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* 10. Santa Barbara County attracts talented employees.

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* 11. Santa Barbara County retains talented employees.

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* 12. The job market in Santa Barbara County lacks employees with important skill sets.

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* 13. The housing market makes it difficult for employees to live in Santa Barbara County.

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* 14. Regulation hinders me from doing business in Santa Barbara County.

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* 15. Let us know the barriers that affect your place of employment in Santa Barbara County.

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* 16. Based on prior research, we found that there is a perceived lack of job skills in the County. Based on your experience, tell us what job skills are missing in the Santa Barbara County job market.

Section 3: Opportunities & Threats
For the following questions, indicate your agreement to the following statements:

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* 17. I am confident in the economy of Santa Barbara County for the next 10 years.

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* 18. In the next 10 years, my job sector will grow in Santa Barbara County.

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* 19. What one thing would you change or improve to help the future economy of Santa Barbara County?

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* 20. What is your biggest concern with the future economy of Santa Barbara County?

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