1. Default Section

* 1. Please indicate how strongly you disagree or agree with the statements below.

  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
I am pleased with my current business location.
My current parking situation is adequate.
If the City had a matching funds Facade Grant program, I would apply for it so that I could improve my building façade.
When I have needed assistance, the City has been readily available.
Most of my sales occur in-store(in person) vs. via the internet or by phone.
Most of my customer base is located in East Point.
The City is doing what it can to retain its current businesses.
I would recommend East Point to another business owner for relocation.
I will attend quarterly meetings to help staff and other business owners improve the business environment

* 2. What attracted you to East Point?(Check all that apply)

* 3. What other cities did you consider and why?(Check all that apply)

* 4. Have you ever considered expanding your business?

* 5. How long have you been at this location?

* 6. Do you lease or own your space?

* 7. How many employees do you have (including yourself)?

* 8. What are your thoughts about the City's Sign Ordinance?

  Strongly Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
I agree we need a sign ordinance, but I am not ok with the one we have.
The current sign ordinance is too restrictive
The current sign ordinance does not allow me to advertise my business due to size constraints.
The current sign ordinance does not allow me to advertise my business due to number of signs limitation.
The current sign ordinance does not allow me to advertise my business due to permit application requirements.
The current sign ordinance does not allow me to advertise my business due to the fee charged for sign permit.
I feel the City should charge a one time sign permit fee and gid rid of the yearly sign permit renewal requirement.
I feel the City should base their signage size/number limitation on the size of the facade area the business has to advertise on instead of one guideline for all businesses.

* 9. If the City considered edditing the sign ordinance, what three items would you suggest they add or revise?

* 10. The process for a new business to get through the permit requirements is too complicated.

* 11. If the City or other organization offered a Small Business Revolving Loan Program (where money is offered to small businesses at a low rate and as they re-pay the loan, new loans are issued to more small businesses, and so on), I would use it to: (Check all that apply)

* 12. What other programs and/or incentives have you seen in other cities that you think would be beneficial to bring here in East Point?

* 13. Any other comments, positive & negative, about your experience doing business here in East Point(that is not due to the current economy)? Also, feel free to call Erin Rodgers, City of East Point Economic Development, Main Street/Downtown Development Manager at 404-270-7059 or erodgers@eastpointcity.org.

* 14. Optional: Do you mind providing your business name, email and phone number so that someone from Economic Development can contact you to try to address your concerns?

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