This survey is being conducted for the Downtown Ames Market Study project. This survey should take about ten minutes to complete. We will use the results to improve Downtown Ames. The survey is being conducted anonymously and all responses are confidential.

Thank you for your time and help!

* 1. How far is your residence located from Downtown Ames?

* 2. How far is your workplace located from Downtown Ames?

* 3. How often do you visit Downtown Ames to do errands or for office and service-related purposes? (examples: library, city hall, post office, salon/barbershop, dentist, doctor, chiropractor, attorney, accountant, dry cleaning , auto repair, etc.)

* 4. How often do you visit Downtown Ames for eating, drinking and/or entertainment?

* 5. How often do you shop in Downtown Ames?

* 6. What types of new businesses or attractions would make you visit downtown more often?  (please be specific and list up to two)

* 7. What type(s) of products have you purchased on the Internet within the last three months? (select all that apply)

* 8. How does Downtown Ames compare to other places you frequently shop and do business in terms of:

  Stronger Equal Weaker Don't Know
Variety and selection of shopping
Quality of products and services
Variety of dining
Quality of dining
Customer service
Quality of festivals and events

* 9. Where else in Ames or outside of Ames do you frequently shop and/or do business?

* 10. Why do you shop other places than downtown? (Select all that apply)

* 11. Of the following, which two (2) media sources do you most rely on for Ames area news and information?

* 12. Which of the following social media networks or online applications do you regularly use? (select all that apply)

* 13. Would you place a high, moderate or low priority on possible Downtown Ames enhancement efforts to:

  High Moderate Low No Opinion
Restore and preserve the downtown’s historic character
Improve the downtown area’s streets, sidewalks, lighting, furnishings, green spaces, trails, etc.
Stage additional festivals and special events in the downtown
Create incentives for new and expanding downtown businesses
Improve and/or create more housing in the downtown area

* 14. Which downtown events have you attended? (Check all that apply)