Thank you for participating in the Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan survey! The purpose of this survey is to collect your input regarding the current conditions and future vision for Montgomery County. Questions will relate to a variety of areas including economic development, housing, public safety, recreation amenities and overall quality of life aspects within Montgomery County. Please take the time to answer all questions so your thoughts and opinions will accurately be reflected within the comprehensive plan document.

* 1. What is your gender?

* 2. Which category below includes your age?

* 3.  Which statement best describes your employment status?

* 4.  What is the highest education level you have completed?

* 5. Which of the following describes your current housing situation?

* 6. How long have you lived in Montgomery County?

* 7. Were you born in Montgomery County?

* 8. If you live in Montgomery County but were not born in Montgomery County, where did you move from?

* 9. Which category below includes your approximate annual household income?

* 10. How do you get information about events and activities happening around Montgomery County?

* 11. What are you proud of in Montgomery County?

* 12. What would you change about Montgomery County?

* 13. What are the key issues Montgomery County is facing today?

* 14. Quality of Life

Please rate your level of agreement with the following quality of life statements (strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree)

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
There are enough of dining options in Montgomery County
There are enough of shopping options in Montgomery County
There are enough of entertainment and cultural options in Montgomery County
There are sufficient activities for children under 18
The public education system in Montgomery County meets the needs and expectations of its residents
Montgomery County is a great place to raise a family
Montgomery County is a great place to retire
The gateways into Montgomery County are attractive and welcoming to visitors
I feel safe in Montgomery County
There is access to good health care in Montgomery County
Community pride is strong in Montgomery County

* 15. Economic Development

Please rate your level of agreement with the following economic development statements (strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree)

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
Montgomery County needs more non-retail jobs
There is adequate road and utility infrastructure to support economic development
Incentives should be offered to attract large employers
Incentives should be offered to support small businesses
There is a clear branding and marketing message for business attraction and retention for Montgomery County
There is enough land available for new industries to grow within Montgomery County
Montgomery County needs to grow the local workforce to support economic development
Montgomery County should actively work to grow its agribusiness sector

* 16. Housing

Please rate your level of agreement with the following housing statements (strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree)

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
Montgomery county needs to grow its population base for long-term sustainability
Building newer housing in Montgomery County is important to growing the population base of the county
Construction of more upscale housing opportunities should be encouraged in Montgomery County
There should be a balance of housing types and prices in Montgomery County
Infrastructure should be installed to support additional residential development in Montgomery County
The overall existing housing stock in Montgomery County is well maintained
Montgomery County needs more living options for seniors
I consider the housing market in Montgomery County affordable to me

* 17. Utility and Transportation Infrastructure 

Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements (strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree)

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
There are good service options for high-speed internet
Roads are generally in good condition within Montgomery County
It is easy to travel east/west within Montgomery County
It is easy to travel north/south within Montgomery County
Bridges are generally in good condition within Montgomery County

* 18. Natural Resources and Recreation 

Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements (strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree)

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
Montgomery County does a good job of protecting local natural resources
Montgomery County needs additional bicycle and pedestrian trails and routes
There are ample outdoor recreation opportunities in and around Montgomery County
Sugar Creek should remain undisturbed 

* 19. What makes Montgomery County better than, or unique from, other areas?

* 20. What type of land development should be discouraged in Montgomery County?

* 21. What type of land development should be supported in Montgomery County?

* 22. Why do you believe people choose to live to Montgomery County?

* 23. Why do people move away from Montgomery County?

* 24. How would you like people to describe Montgomery County 20 years from now?

* 25. Please share any other thoughts or comments you have:

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