Colleagues, friends, and partners --
Greetings from the D.C. Policy Center. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization focused on the District of Columbia; our research informs policies that advance a vibrant economic future for all D.C. residents. You can learn more about us at
Today we are launching
a responsive, short-term survey
to guide our research on how COVID-19 is affecting small businesses in the D.C. area—and we need your help.
What you share with us through this survey will help the District and its policymakers make decisions that best meet the needs of local small businesses and their workers.
We are reaching out because there is not a lot of high-quality information available about small businesses, especially up-to-date information that local policymakers can use to respond to the quickly changing economic consequences of this public health crisis. To that end, we are asking area businesses to answer a short set of questions about how COVID-19 (the illness caused by the coronavirus) is affecting them, and what supports they and their workers need at this time.
Please complete the survey by Wednesday, March 25th.
This questionnaire is meant to gather a snapshot of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting businesses, as well as their concerns for the future. It is not meant to be a representative survey but will provide valuable insights to our researchers that will be crucial to informing, though our work, the city’s response. We hope you will help by answering a few questions about your own business circumstances and how COVID-19 is impacting you.
In addition to
answering these questions
, we also hope that you will share the questionnaire by forwarding this email to other small businesses in your networks.
Yesim Sayin Taylor
D.C. Policy Center