* 1. How long has your company been in business? 

* 2. What type of business do you operate? 

* 3. Your company currently has ____ full-time employees:

* 4. Over the last three years, the company's employment has:  

* 5. In general, your business is currently in ______ financial condition.

* 6. When comparing the year-to-date in 2015 to 2016, your company's revenue has:

* 7. Thinking about the previous question, in order to produce that same amount of revenue, you have . . .

* 8. As a whole, in the next six to eighteen months the outlook for your company's industry is:

* 9. The previous question was focused on the short-term outlook for your industry; in the long-term (3 - 5 years), your industry should experience:

* 10. Thinking about your company again, are there expansion opportunities ahead?

* 11. If an expansion were possible, your company would need the following resources:

* 12. Are there other resources that are available from public entities (local government, state agencies, educational systems or training providers) that your company needs?

* 13. Across Pacific County, employers of all types have voiced their concerns about worker availability. There are many common issues for employers. In the area below, please rate their importance to your company. We also want to know your specific needs, as well as the number of people that you might hire, immediately, if they were available.

  Very important Moderately important Only somewhat important Less important Not at all important
Availabile workers
Skilled workers
Advanced skills 
Basic skills
Motivated workers
Worker housing
Able to pass a drug test

* 14. Again, how many workers would you hire if they were available?

* 15. If financing were guaranteed, you would start a _________ (type of business) in _________ (which community, town, or city in Pacific County?).  [Ideally, your start-up would complement existing businesses.]

* 16. Your company has support from local _______ .

* 17. Are there other issues you have encountered or other areas of concern that could be addressed by local government?

* 18. Contact information (optional)

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