The County of Monterey, collaborating with local jurisdictions including the City of Monterey, educational institutions, business associations and industry representatives, has begun the process of updating its 5-year economic development strategy. A critical component of building a successful strategy is understanding local businesses' opportunities and challenges, especially given the current pandemic, economic crisis, wildfires, and national political unrest.
The City is reaching out to Monterey business owners and entrepreneurs for input. Specifically, we have created a survey that asks about business operations, crisis response, and needs for sustainability. Your specialized feedback would be extremely helpful to inform how the County moves forward with economic development planning and will affect the types of programs and projects in support of small business that are implemented over the next five years, as well as beyond.
Please complete the survey by Tuesday, October 6th. It takes about ten minutes to complete and responses will be kept anonymous. We would greatly appreciate your participation.