Development Survey

Development Survey

We are looking for your input to help us grow Charleston economically. Please fill out the survey below. Your answers are anonymous.

Please list any/all projects, that you know of, completed within Charleston, or the surrounding areas, within the past 12 months. Examples include: business attraction, retentions, recreation, community development, etc.

Please list below any projects for which you would like to see being pursued in the Charleston area within the next two years.

Please list any new developments, that you know of, that are planned for the Charleston area within the next year. We are primarily interested in new or expanding businesses, industries, tech, startups, and community involvement.

What are some of the major problems the Charleston is facing, preventing economic development? Examples include: loss of business or industry, deteriorating downtown, lack of recreation or cultural opportunities, lack of income, environmental problems, declining population, etc.

What are some of the major problems the Charleston is facing, preventing economic development? Examples include: loss of business or industry, deteriorating downtown, lack of recreation or cultural opportunities, lack of income, environmental problems, declining population, etc.

Are you aware of/or actively pursuing any high-tech or innovative projects in the Charleston area, such as tech startups, music and arts, small retails, mini franchise, etc., that you could provide us with details about?

What economic development activities and tools does Charleston currently use, that you know of?

             
Category Regularly Often Some-times Rarely Don't Know N/A
             
Business Attraction
             
Business Retention
             
Recruitment
             
Community Development
             
Downtown Development
             
Tax Abatement (incentives)
             
Brownfields (having previous development on it)
             
Community Assessment
             
             

What three issues is Charleston facing?

   
Limited Job Opportunities
Need for New Industries
Poor Image
Crime
Support for Local Businesses
Support for Community Involvement

Please complete the sentence.

I would like to see more _____________ in Charleston.

If I could start a business, I would need help with ______________.

Charleston needs more ____________.

Charleston is lacking in business opportunities because ______________.

Charleston is a _____________ place to live.

A business that would be beneficial to me would be ______________.