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Business Retention, Recruitment, and Expansion Survey
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Company Address Line 1
Company Address Line 2
Contact Person - First Name
Contact Person - Last Name
Contact Phone Number
What type of business do you operate?
Do you own the company or lease?
How long has this business been in West St. Paul?
What is a recent accomplishment you are proud of?
How many full time employees currently work for this establishment?
How many part time employees currently work for this establishment?
How many seasonal employees currently work for this establishment?
Have the number of employees changed in the past 1-5 years? (If applicable) What were three reasons that prompted the employment change?
Change in management
Growth/demand or lack of
Do you plan to hire more employees in the next 5 years? If so, why?
What resources do you use to recruit new employees?
Do you struggle to find new employees? If so, what is the specific challenge?
What were the top reasons for locating your business in West St. Paul or staying in West St. Paul?
What percentage of employees live inside/outside of the community? What/why do you think that is?
From your perspective how would you rate the housing, retail, utilities (or other similar city/local amenity or service) in this community?
How would you rate West St. Paul as a whole as a place to do business? Specific areas - building appearance, business signage, cleanliness of streets/sidewalks, traffic/parking, business variety.
What are the strengths of the community?
What are the weaknesses of the community?
Have you interacted with City Hall? If so, how?
How can West St. Paul improve local business climate?
What community project(s) would benefit business?
Which statement best describes your businesses current state of activity?
Too much business/strained service capacity
Level of activity is just right
Too little business/excess service capacity
What do you anticipate will be the top three factors that are most likely to impact your business in the next five years?
What services/product would you like to offer, or your customer base would like you to offer, in the next five years?
Do you have an interest and/or room to renovate/expand the business? If so, where?
Number of employees
What would be some potential barriers to growth/expansion?
Do you feel your store/storefront needs updating or improvements?
If financial assistance were available, would you consider improvements for building exterior and/or signage?
What is one of the most impactful/significant things the city/community could do to help you and/or your business?
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