This questionnaire is part of an effort to identify the community/economic development needs of  central South Dakota (Haakon, Hughes, Hyde, Jackson, Jones, Stanley, and Sully counties, plus the immediate counties to the north which include Corson, Dewey and Ziebach). The survey is part of the Central South Dakota Enhancement District’s (CSDED) update to its 2013-2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Information gathered from the survey will assist  CSDED  further refine strategies and a work plan to address the region’s community and economic development needs and for the provision of services to the members of the CSDED and to those better assist entities outside the District.

You will note this survey is longer than those of the recent past, but should take no more than 15-20 minutes and will help us do a five-year plan instead of an annual plan. Please answer each question based upon your personal perspective. The first section pertains to information about the survey respondent. The second part deals with issues/needs of your community or county. The third section pertains to the local economy. Your cooperation will help us do a better job of assisting our members in making the region a better place to live and work.
It is not necessary to answer all the questions.

Once you begin the survey, you will not be able to leave and come back to where you left off. Therefore, it is best to finish the survey in one sitting. Please complete the survey by September 12, 2017. If you have questions, please call 605-773-2780.

Part 1 - Background

* 1. Please note the sector you are representing in your answers (mark only one response).

* 2. How many years have you lived in your community/county?

* 3. What is your age?

* 4. Please select the county you reside in.

* 5. What is your household annual gross income, minus business expenses, but before personal deductions?

* 6. Which industry best describes the main focus of your place of work or business?