Brevard Business Survey Q1 2018

An engaged business community is part of what makes the Space Coast a great place to live, work and do business. As Business Voice engages with local candidates and politicians, it is important that we know what issues are most important to local business leaders. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions below and share your opinion with us in our Space Coast Business Survey. Your business/name will not be shared with anyone or linked to survey responses, and is used to identify geographical and industry data only.  All answers are anonymous and used for statistical measure only. 

* 1. Please tell us about you and your business.

* 2. Roughly how many full-time employees do you currently employ?

* 3. What General Issues Are Of Concern To Your Business?

  Not at all concerned Slightly  Moderately  Very  Extremely concerned
Taxes 
Labor
Insurance
Government and Regulations 
Healthcare
Economic Development
Tourism 
Infrastructure
Environment and Natural Resources
Schools and Education
Energy
Agriculture

* 4. Please Let Us Know Your Position On These Specific Issues

  Oppose Undecided Neutral Support
Gas Tax Increase To Fund Infrastructure Maintenance
Sales Tax Increase To Fund Infrastructure Maintenance
Ad Valorem Tax Abatement Programs Tied To New Employment Requirements
Supporting Economic Development At State And County Level
Efforts To Control Workers Compensation Costs
Port Canaveral Development and Capacity
Melbourne International Airport Development and Capacity
Efficiently Managing Water Supply Issues In the Region
Seeking Additional State And Federal Funds To Help Restore The IRL
Streamlineing The Role Of Regional Planning Councils
Protecting The State Transportation Fund
Protecting Tourist Development Tax (TDT) Usage
Expanding How TDT Can Be Used (cops, infrastructure, etc)
Supporting Investment In Space And Technology
Teacher Recruitment and Retention
Brevard School Academic Rankings
School capacity and facility quality

* 5. What is the single most important issue affecting your business?

* 6. Thinking of your company's overall business revenue....

  Improve Significantly Improve Slightly No Change Weaken Slightly Weaken Significantly
Describe your business revenue the past three months (Oct-Dec) over the previous three months (July-Sept). 
Describe your business revenue the past year (2017) over the previous year (2016).
Describe your business forecast for the coming year.  
How do you expect the local economy to change in the coming year?
How do you expect the local economy to change in the coming 3 years?

* 7. How confident are you in the direction the below governmental entities are taking to make our State/County a better place to conduct business. 

  Not Confiident Somewhat Confident Neutral Confident Very Confident
Governor Scott
State Legislature
County Commission

* 8. Thinking of the impact of regulations, taxes and fess...

  Extremely Worried Slightly Worried Unconcerned  They have no impact on my business Unsure
How worried are you about regulations, restrictions and taxes that have been put on your business in Tallahassee, negatively impacting your ability to do business?
How worried are you about regulations, restrictions and taxes that have been put on your business by County government, negatively impacting your ability to do business?
How worried are you about regulations, restrictions and taxes that have been put on your business by local government, negatively impacting your ability to do business?

* 9. Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA's) Are Under The Political Microscope.  

  Support Oppose Undecided
Do you support or oppose the use of CRA's by municipalities?
Do you support or oppose increased oversight of CRA's?
Do you support or oppose legislation to prevent the creation of CRA's going forward?
Do you support or oppose legislation that would require CRA's to sunset/end?

* 10. The State Legislature and Municipalities Clashed Over Some "Home Rule" Issues in the 2017 Legislative Session. Odds are, there will be more debate on these issues in 2018 legislature.  Where Do You Stand On the "Home Rule" clause in the FL Constitution?

* 11. 2018 Election Cycle is upon us and many businesses are surprised to know that employers are ranked as the most trusted source for political information. (above media, Party, and unions) Please indicate if your company provides any of the following services to your employees:

* 12. Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable insight to the business community here on the Space Coast.  It is our goal to unite the business community and provide a cohesive voice for political advocacy.  Please indicate below if you would like to be added to our 2018 political e-newsletter distribution list to stay informed about races, events and issue alerts. (if so... please add your email in the text box)

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