Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Climate Survey

The purpose of the Business Climate Survey is to track trends and issues affecting businesses. Businesses are surveyed in order to monitor trends and identify emerging issues that may be addressed by our Chamber. This information also allows the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce to be the voice of business community. We will share aggregate results with elected officials at the local, state and federal levels. Your responses will be anonymous, unless you complete the optional "Contact Me" question. 

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* 1. What city does your business operate in?

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* 2. How many full-time equivalents are in your company?

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* 3. What best describes your role and/or position?

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* 4. Company sales outlook for next year?

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* 5. How do you expect the economy will change over the next year?

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* 6. Employment plans during the next twelve months?

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* 7. What are the top obstacles facing your business?

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* 8. Plans to increase investments in plant and/or equipment

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* 9. Overall, how reasonable are local government regulations (Impact on your business today)

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* 10. Confidence in the direction the State is taking to make Arizona a better place to conduct business

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* 11. Confidence in the direction the US is taking to make Arizona a better place to conduct business

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* 12. Worried about regulations, restrictions and taxes that have been put on your business, negatively impacting your ability of doing business?

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* 13. During the next five years, the key factors that will present the biggest problem for your business and the business community at-large?

  Not at all a problem Minor problem Moderate problem Serious problem Extremely serious problem
Workforce Quality and Quantity
Access to Capital
Government Regulations (Federal,  State,  and local)
Healthcare Costs
Lawsuit Abuse
Better Transportation Access (highways and major arterial roads) 
Mass Transit ( Paratransit, Local Bus Service, Circulator, Van Pools, Express Bus)
Managing Energy/Utility Costs
Taxes
Construction Costs
Ease of Permitting and Regulatory Procedures
Access to Affordable Water 

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* 14. Ten years ago Maricopa County voters ­renewed a 0.5 percent sales-tax ­increase to ­improve the region's sprawling transportation network. How likely would you support continuing the transportation tax for economic development reasons?

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* 15. What sector best describes your industry?

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* 16. OPTIONAL: Please contact me, I have other thoughts I would like to share.

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