Master Plan Survey #8: Economic Development

A primary goal of the City of Harbor Springs elected and appointed officials is to incorporate the values and priorities of City residents in the administration of City government.  The Master Plan is an important tool toward that end.  It is the document that guides all future land use decisions for the next twenty years, or more.  To that end, the City has created a series of surveys that gauges the community’s thoughts on several Master Plan goals. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Survey #8 is related to the current Master Plan’s Goals #8 and #9: "Downtown Harbor Springs will be a regional shopping destination, comprised of viable, community-oriented establishments that foster a quality image and continue the City’s resort and recreation theme."
"Harbor Springs will be home to a diverse mix of business and industries, attractively developed and maintained, providing meaningful employment opportunities and complementing the charm of the community."

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* 1. Please choose the answer that BEST describes you.

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* 2. What is your perception of the business climate in Harbor Springs?

  Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor Very Poor Terrible
Overall Business Climate
Regulatory Environment
Mix of Businesses
Available Market for Products and Services

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* 3. What should be the City's top economic development priorities? Please rank with "1" being the highest priority.

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* 4. Considering the distance you travel from your home to your shopping destination, how do you feel about the following services?

  Too Close Just Right Too Far
Supermarket
Convenience Store
Department Store
Pharmacy
Restaurants (sit down)
Restaurants (fast food)
Theater (cultural)
Lumber/Hardware Stores
Automobile Services (gas, repairs)
Banks
Household Appliance Stores
Medical Services (doctor, dentist)
Churches/Place of Worship
Fitness Centers
Dry Cleaners
Laundromat
Day Care
Senior Activity Center
Community Center

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* 5. Would you like to see more of the following services or businesses in the City limits?

  More Fewer We have just the right amount
Supermarket
Convenience Store
Department Store
Pharmacy
Restaurants (sit down)
Restaurants (fast food)
Theater (cultural)
Lumber/Hardware Store
Clothing Store
Automobile Services (gas, repairs)
Household Appliance Store
Medical Services (doctor/dentist)
Church/Place of Worship
Fitness Center
Dry Cleaners
Laundromat
Day Care

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* 6. Are you or someone in your household working remotely?

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* 7. How easy is it to find employment in Harbor Springs?

  Very Easy Easy Neither Easy nor Hard Hard Very Hard
Part Time (year round)
Part Time (seasonal)
Full Time (year round)
Full Time (seasonal)

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* 8. Do you work in a field you are trained to be working in or that you wanted to be working in?

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* 9. How long is your commute to work?

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* 10. Over the past 45 years, growth, development and change in downtown Harbor Springs has been guided by the City Zoning Code and the free market. Consider the following and indicate your impression.

  Highly Satisfied Satisfied Uncertain Dissatisfied Highly Dissatisfied
Overall impression of downtown
Mix of existing businesses
Style of buildings
Parking availability 
Relationship of downtown to the waterfront
Availability of spaces for public gatherings
Diversity of uses
Signage 
Safety
Use of sidewalks for outdoor dining and retail display

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* 11. Please rate the general condition and aesthetics of commercial buildings in downtown Harbor Springs. (5 stars = excellent, 1 star = terrible)

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* 12. What makes Harbor Springs a good place to do business?

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* 13. What makes Harbor Springs a difficult place to do business?

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