The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development nonprofit organization based in the South Bronx. WHEDco is partnering with the NYC Department of Small Business Services to evaluate the needs of Southern Boulevard businesses, shoppers, residents, and those who work along the corridor.

We are conducting this survey to learn more about the shoppers in the Southern Boulevard Shopping Area (including Boston Rd, 174th St, Louis Niñe Blvd, and Westchester Ave).

This survey will help us understand the needs of the commercial corridors in order to better serve residents and shoppers in the area.

If you have any questions, please contact or 718.839.1197. To learn more about WHEDco and our commercial revitalization work, please visit

Thank you for your participation!

* 1. Zip code

* 2. Gender

* 3. Age

* 4. Which category or categories best describe(s) you? (Check all that apply)

* 5. When do you usually visit businesses on Southern Boulevard? (Select one)

* 6. What types of businesses do you want to see in this neighborhood or nearby? (Check all that apply)

* 7. What are the most important factors that attract you to shop on Southern Boulevard? (Check all that apply)

* 8. What changes need to occur in this commercial area to attract more shoppers? (Check all that apply)

* 9. What community issues most concern you? (Check top 3 choices)

* 10. How safe do you feel during the DAYTIME in this neighborhood?

* 11. How safe do you feel during the NIGHTTIME in this neighborhood?

* 12. Has the construction affected how much you shop in local stores?

* 13. Would you be interested in starting a business in this area?

* 14. If you selected "yes," please provide your email.

* 15. Is there anything else you would like to share?