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 merchants and businesses in the Southern Boulevard Commercial Area (including Boston Rd, 174th St, Louis Niñé Blvd, and Westchester Ave).

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

If you have any questions, please contact econdev@whedco.org or 718.839.1197. To learn more about WHEDco and our commercial revitalization work, please visit whedco.org/retail.

Thank you for your participation!

* 1. Business Name

* 2. Address

* 3. Contact Name

* 4. Phone

* 5. Email

* 6. Hours of Operation

* 7. Website

* 8. Preferred Language

* 9. Business Social Media

* 10. What goods and services does your business you provide?

* 11. How many years have you been in business at your current location?

* 12. Is this store your only location?

* 13. If you have multiple locations, where else are you located?

* 14. How many people work at this location?

* 15. Over the last year, have your business sales

* 16. In the coming year, do you plan to

* 17. If relocating or closing, why?

* 18. How many square feet is your business?

* 19. Do you own or rent?

* 20. If you rent, what is your monthly rent?

* 21. What is your lease term?

* 22. How much longer does your current lease run?

* 23. What are the 3 biggest challenges facing your business?

* 24. What kinds of resources would help you grow your business?

* 25. What other stores in the area do your customers shop at?

* 26. What additional types of businesses would you like to see in this commercial area?

* 27. What changes need to occur in this commercial area to attract more visitors/shoppers?

* 28. What do you like about this commercial area?

* 29. How is Southern Boulevard different from other commercial areas?

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

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