The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and Locate South Georgia want to know to what extent the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has affected local and regional business operations. Please take five minutes of your time to answer the following 22 questions.

The purpose of this survey is to measure the rapidly changing business environment surrounding COVID-19. The information will be used to inform local, state and federal leaders, as real-time impact information is crucial to align policy to the true challenges facing the business community. This information will also be used to help prioritize relief efforts, economic recovery and to assist with connecting you to resources, as available.

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* 1. What is the name of your business?

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* 2. In what city is the impacted business located?

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* 3. In what county is the impacted business located?

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* 5. Has your business been negatively impacted by COVID-19?

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* 6. If you answered "No" to Question 5, what are the main reasons? (Check all that apply.)

If you answered "Yes" or "Too early to Verify", please select N/A.

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* 7. How has this crisis impacted your business profitability?

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* 8. If your business has been negatively affected by the crisis, what signals have you received in the last two weeks to suggest this? (Select all that apply.) If your business has not been negatively affected, please select N/A.

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* 9. Please indicate the level of threat that you expect to feel from the following sources toward the continuation of your daily operations during the next three months:

  Significant Threat Modest Threat No Threat N/A
Lost income and cash
Negative cash flow (due to delayed sales or income)
Increased expenses (e.g. overtime costs, outsourcing, expediting, etc...)
Loss of talent/workforce
Regulatory fines
Contractual fines or loss of contractual bonuses
Customer dissatisfaction
Delay in executing business or strategic plan

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* 10. How long will your current cash sustain your organization given the current environment?

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* 11. What strategies has your business employed in dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19? (Select all that apply)

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* 12. Beyond the short-term impact of COVID-19, to what extent do you expect the following factors will affect your business for the remainder of 2020? (Select all that apply)

  Very Negatively Negatively No Impact Positively Very Positively
Effects of world economic crisis
New tax or other fiscal measures
Natural disasters
Seasonal industry trends
Decline in customer expendable income
Crime and violence
Talent/Workforce shortages
A second surge of COVID-19

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* 13. To what extent do you believe the following sources can assist in meeting your business needs at this time? (Select all that apply)

  Not At All Marginally Capable Strongly
Private reserves
Private equity
Local/Regional lending institutions
Local/Regional non-profit organizations
Federal government
State government
Local government

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* 14. Does your business provide a product or service that can be used by residents or other businesses that are responding to COVID-19, such as personal care products, health products, food products, business consulting services?

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* 15. If you answered "Yes" or "Unsure" to Question 14, please explain.  If you answered "No", please select N/A.

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* 16. Is your business in need of a product or service to support your efforts of responding to COVID-19 and the related economic impact? (Select all that apply)

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* 17. Has your business displayed innovation during this time?  If yes, please describe what innovations have occurred. If no, please select N/A.

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* 18. How many people does your business employ?

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* 19. Is your business a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce?

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* 20. What resources can the Chamber or your local Economic Development organization provide you and your business to support your response to COVID-19 and the related economic impact?

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* 21. Your name:

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* 22. Your preferred phone number:

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* 23. Your email:

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* 24. Optional- My business is: (Select all that apply)

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* 25. Optional- How can your Chamber of Commerce best support you during this time?

Please remember to click "DONE" to submit this survey.

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