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Economic Development Survey - Business

This survey is part of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy or CEDS required by the Economic Development Administration to be conducted by the Texoma Economic Development District which includes Cooke, Grayson, and Fannin Counties. The results will be used to assess economic development in the Texoma region. The CEDS will be available at the TCOG website upon completion and a link will be emailed to the email provided below.

General Information
4. County? *This question is required.
5. Contact Information *This question is required.
8. How many workers does your business employ? *This question is required.
Business Reflection

10. What are the primary reasons for your business locating in this area?  Please provide at least one reason and a maximum of 5.
11. Concerning expansion, in the next five years, your business is/has …
12. In the next five years, the number of employees in your business is...
13. What are the biggest hindrances to expansion your businesses faces? (Please list in order of importance up to 5; 1 being the most important and 5 being the least important)
14. What are the greatest opportunities for your business to expand?
Employee Reflection
15. How many employees were hired in 2016?
16. How many employees were let go for downsizing purposes in 2016?
Please respond to the next few statements according to your level of agreement.
17. We are able to find employees with the necessary skills and abilities when we are looking to hire.
18. When hiring we are able to find applicants with the soft skills (time-management, communication, work-ethic etc.) needed to be a quality employee.
19. Our employees have access to trade and/or educational training.
20. Our company provides financial assistance for employees to enroll in trade or educational training to improve job skills.
Thank you for completing the survey. Your input will contribute to the overall health and success of economic development for our region by helping to develop strategies for future growth. If you have any questions about the survey or economic development you may call TCOG’s Community & Economic Development program planner Nicole George at 903.813.3527