* 1. Regional Vision-Check the three (3) terms that you would most like to see characterize west Alabama's economy?

* 2. Rank each of the following to the extent you feel it is a strength or weakness in the community where you live.

  Major Weakness Weakness Neutral Strength Major Strength
Transportation systems (roads, rail, air, water)
Commute time
Commute distance
Public transportation
Access to affordable housing
Access to Healthcare
Quality of Healthcare
Access to affordable daycare
Availability of Broadband
Quality of Broadband
Access to Pre-K program
Quality of School system (k-12)
Availability of Technical Training
Quality of Technical Training
Job opportunities
Wage and salary levels
Quality of place: amenities, retail mix, open space, natural and cultural assets
Crime rate
Public safety facilities and services

* 3. Rank each of the following to indicate the extent you feel it is a strength or weakness of our region's economy.

  Major Weakness Weakness Neutral Strength Major Strength
Region-wide support for economic development
County government support for business/industry recruitment and development
Municipal government support for business/industry recruitment and development
Support of economic development by key collaborative organizations such as utility companies, school systems, colleges, and private sector companies
Existing physical infrastructure's ability to support economic development (water, sewer, transportation etc.)
Availability of land and natural resources
Sufficient labor force to support economic development
Quality of labor force to support economic development
Quality of higher education institutions
Regional Image

* 4. Please choose the top 5 activities that you believe will create jobs and generate economic development opportunities for the west Alabama region, its counties and municipalities.

* 5. Check three (3) strategies that you think are most important in guiding west Alabama's on-going economic development efforts.

* 6. In which county do you live?

* 7. What is your age?

* 8. What is your gender?

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