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* 1. What classification best describes the nature of your Lancaster County business?

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* 2. What was your Lancaster County employment total on February 29, 2020?

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* 3. Has your business been able to operate remotely during the past month due to the COVID-19 situation?

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* 4. Has your business reduced its operating hours or shifts during the past month due to the COVID-19 situation?

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* 5. What is your current number of employees in Lancaster County?

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* 6. If your employment is lower today than it was on February 29, 2019, is that a result of one or more of the following? Please check all that apply.

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* 7. COVID-19 has caused many businesses to make adjustments as to how they deliver their products and services to customers.  If you have been able to successfully pivot to new or creative strategies to serve your customers can you identify them?

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* 8. If no to Question 7, are you working on new service or product delivery methods for your customers? If so, what are you seeking to do?

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* 9. Has your business applied for any of the following federal assistance programs?

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* 10. If approved for any of the loans listed on Question 9, which ones?

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* 11. If you applied for any of the aforementioned loans, how would you rate the application process?

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* 12. Local initiatives to assist businesses are being discussed. Some require local and state government approvals and may be difficult to secure. Please rank this initiative in terms of its helpfulness to your business.

A loan program from $5,000-$50,000 with no interest and repayable over three years

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* 13. Local initiatives to assist businesses are being discussed. Some require local and state government approvals and may be difficult to secure. Please rank this initiative in terms of its helpfulness to your business.

A one-time grant up to $2,500

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* 14. Local initiatives to assist businesses are being discussed. Some require local and state government approvals and may be difficult to secure. Please rank this initiative in terms of its helpfulness to your business.

Delay or reduced payment of property taxes (Note: This requires action by the  South Carolina Legislature)

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* 15. Local initiatives to assist businesses are being discussed. Some require local and state government approvals and may be difficult to secure. Please rank this initiative in terms of its helpfulness to your business. 

Reduced or waived business licenses (Note: This will require action by the municipality)

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* 16. If there is another initiative that would be extremely helpful to your business other than those previously listed, please identify in the comment box.

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* 17. Do you currently have an incentive agreement with Lancaster County that provides reduced property taxes on an annual basis?

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* 18. If yes to Question 17, would the following be of value to your business for the 2020 Tax Year?

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* 19. Do you currently receive Job Development Credits (JDC) from the State of South Carolina?

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* 20. If yes to Question 19, would reducing or waiving the job and/or investment commitments for 2020 assist you in complying with the JDC requirements for this year?

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* 21. Do you currently have an economic development grant from the State of South Carolina?

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* 22. If yes to Question 21, would reducing or waiving the job and/or investment commitments for 2020 assist you in complying with the grant requirements for this year?

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* 23. Is there anything that has not been listed that Lancaster County or the State of South Carolina can do to assist you during this difficult time? If yes, please list.

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* 24.  What date would you feel most comfortable with the State of South Carolina reopening for business?

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