Economic/Industry Survey
Please take this short survey about local, state, and federal topics. We appreciate your time in helping your chamber consider our agenda for the 86th Legislative Session.
 
1.
Approximately, how many employees does your company have?
1 - 10
11 - 50
51 - 100
101 - 250
250 or larger
2.
How would you classify your business?
Education
Non-Profit
Retail
Professional Services (accounting, legal, etc.)
Manufacturing
Real Estate
Government
Health
Other  
3.
Do you feel the state and local economies are headed in the right or wrong direction?
Right direction
Wrong direction
  • Comment:

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4.
Have you experienced any difficulties with the permitting process at the state or local level?
Yes
No
  • Comment:

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5.
What do you believe is the greatest single barrier to attracting and retaining private businesses in the Granbury area?
Employment/labor
Transportation
Economic development/investors
High taxes/property taxes
Education/schools
City/county permitting/platting process
6.
Please rank the following in order of importance for the 86th Texas Legislative Session:

(1 = Most important)
 
Access to qualified workforce
Public education/higher education
Workforce development
Transportation and infrastructure
Taxes/property taxes
7.
If budgeting was not an issue, which of the following would you prioritize increased spending on?
Transportation/ infrastructure
Border security and law enforcement
Higher education and workforce development
K-12 education
Other infrastructure (water, electricity, etc.)
8.
How confident are you that enough students are graduating through public K-12 education and are prepared for post-secondary education and the workplace?
Confident
Neutral/unsure
Not confident
9.
Given the increasing population of the state, do you feel the Texas government is investing adequate funding to build and maintain transportation infrastructure?
Yes
No
10.
Do you feel the ongoing federal discussions and actions regarding immigration policies are having a positive or negative impact on your business?
Positive
Neutral
Negative
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11.
Do you believe the U.S. participation in NAFTA has had a positive or negative impact on Texas business?
Positive
Neutral
Negative
12.

And on your business specifically?

Positive
Neutral
Negative
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13.
Have state or local regulations made you reconsider being located in Texas or Granbury?
Yes, I am seriously considering relocating my business
I have thought about the idea but not seriously considering it
No, I have never considered relocating my business
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14.
IF CONSIDERING RELOCATION, what are the regulations that have brought about the idea of relocating?
Taxes
Lack of support for education
Leadership in government
Business permitting process
Environmental issues
Other  
15.

Do you support or oppose a state fund overseen by the Governor in partnership with local government dedicated to retaining or expanding businesses in your region; recruiting corporate or regional headquarters; and, recruiting new export-oriented employers to Texas that pay at least 110% of the average country wage?

Support
Oppose
16.

Are there other local issues affecting business that concern you?

 

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