COVID-19 is creating a global health and economic crisis. This survey is collecting data to demonstrate its impact on you and other local businesses and organizations. The information will be used to advocate for resources to help now and in the coming weeks and months. Please complete this brief survey by March 31, 2020.

Individual responses will be kept confidential by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. A report of survey findings will be posted on FRCOG.org in early April. 

This survey is being conducted in partnership by Franklin Regional Council of Governments, Common Capital, Economic Development Council of Western Mass., Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Franklin County Community Development Corporation, Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, MassHire Franklin Hampshire Employment Board, MassHire Hampden Employment Board, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, and with the support of the Economic Development Partners, a group of regional and municipal planners and economic development leaders.

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* 1. Information about business/organization:

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* 2. Where is your business/organization primarily located?

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* 3. Which industry sector best describes your business or organization? (select one)

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* 4. Which best describes your type of business or organization? (select one)

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* 5. Is your business/organization designated an “Essential Service” under Governor Baker’s recent emergency order to close non-essential services from March 24-April 7?

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* 6. How many people did your business/organization employ before the COVID-19 state of emergency (including full-time, part-time, seasonal)? If self-employed, please enter 1.

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* 7. How many employees from the previous question are hourly workers? (select one)

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* 8. What financial impact do you anticipate the COVID-19 state of emergency is having on your business/organization? (select one)

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* 9. If your business/organization is being impacted, in what ways? (select all that apply)

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* 10. At this rate, how long do you estimate your business/organization can operate with your current cash flow and/or reserves?

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* 11. What resources or assistance, if any, will you use to manage impacts from COVID-19? (select all that apply)

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* 12. What other areas of support do you anticipate needing in the short-term?

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* 13. What other areas of support do you anticipate needing in the long-term?

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* 14. Are there any ideas or concerns you would like to share?

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* 15. Survey respondent information.

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* 16. If your business or organization needs to hire more workers and would like assistance with recruitment, please check the box below.  If you check the box, your name, company name, title and email address will be forwarded to the MassHire Franklin-Hampshire Career Center Biz Team or the MassHire Career Centers in Springfield and Holyoke region.

THANK YOU. We know this a stressful and busy time. We appreciate your participation in this survey.

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