In light of Covid-19, TwispWorks is gathering data to better understand the needs of our community and the unique makeup of our local economy.  We need help to tell your story at the county and state level about how Covid-19 has affected you.  We are also gathering data for our Comprehensive Economic Study. Results of this study will be available by the end of 2020. The following questions are oriented towards employers or executive directors of nonprofits, but we understand that some of these questions may not relate to your circumstance. (You may be a business-owner and an employee, not have children, or find these questions irrelevant!) If so, please skip a question if you feel like it does not pertain to your situation.  

*Please note that information from this survey will be used only for statistical purposes for the Comprehensive Economic Survey and to assess impact due to Covid-19.  

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* 1. How would you characterize your ownership type? (Select all that apply)

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* 2. Are you a: (select all that apply)

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* 3. Is your business:

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* 4. Would you describe your business as:

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* 5. Do you: 

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* 6. How do you currently market your business? (check all that apply)

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* 7. If you have an online presence, what percentage of your sales are online?

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* 8. In an average year, what is your gross profit?

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* 9. How has Covid-19 impacted your business this year? (Check as many as apply)

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* 10. How has your business revenue changed since Covid-19 became a widespread concern in early March 2020?

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* 11. If business disruption continues at the current rate, how soon will your business be at risk of closing permanently?

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* 12. Have you had to lay off employees due to Covid?

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* 13. What types of assistance would be most helpful to your business? (Check all that apply.)

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* 14. What is your age?

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* 15. What is your level of education?

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* 16. How long have you been in business?

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* 17. As a business owner, how many hours a week do you work?

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* 18. Before Covid-19, which scenario best describes your business?

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* 19. Do you provide health benefits? (Check all that apply).

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* 20. On average, how many hours a week does each employees work?

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* 21. What is your average hourly wage scale?

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* 22. On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most critical, rate the following issues for your employees.

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affordable housing
childcare
benefits
access to education

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* 23. Do you have trouble finding or retaining employees?

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* 24. If so, what is your biggest challenge for retaining or finding employes?

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* 25. What are your biggest challenges with employees? (not showing up, unqualified, pay scale, etc.)

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* 26. From  your perspective, what are your employees' biggest challenges (healthcare, housing, etc)

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* 27. Other than Covid-19, what has been your biggest challenge in running your business/nonprofit?

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* 28. What would make it easier for you to do business/non profit work in the Methow Valley?

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* 29. Social integration is the level to which you feel socially connected within the community. It can encompass the number of times you go out per week, committees you serve on, weekend events, being involved in children’s school or sporting events, etc.  It refers to the level of connection you feel within your community.

Outside of our current situation with Covid-19, on a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being lowest and 5 being highest), how would you rate your social integration in the community?

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* 30. Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and ability to manage stress.

Outside of Covid-19, on a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being lowest and 5 being highest), how would you rate your well-being in the community?

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* 31. Would you like to apply for Small Business Emergency Grant?

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