Chamber Advocacy survey
RequiredRequired Question(s)
Required 1.
How long have you been a Chamber Member?
Less than 6 months
6 months to less than 1 year
1 year to less than 3 years
3 years to less than 5 years
5 years or more
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Required 2.

Where is your business located?

McDuffie County
Columbia County
Richmond County
Jefferson County
Warren County
Required 3.

Number of employees at your business

10 and under
11 - 24
25 - 49
50 - 74
75 - 99
100 +

Please rank these issues in terms of importance for your business.

 Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important  
Trash / graffiti / beautification  
Availability of affordable broadband  
Availability of an educated, motivated and qualified workforce  
Ease of licensing and permitting procedures  
Health care coverage and insurance rates  
Labor / business relations  
Economic development incentives  
Property tax rates  
Finding good business location  
Restrictive zoning regulations  
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How can McDuffie County become more welcoming to entrepreneurs?

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What hinders your business from sustaining or growth? (select top three)
Availability of Skilled Labor
General Talent Retention
Infrastructure: roads, water, sewer, etc...
Taxes: City, County, State, Federal
Challenges Retaining Area College Students Upon Graduation
Real Estate Costs
Broadband/Internet issues
Lack of Government/Economic Development Incentives
Restrictions on Signage
Recreation and Activities for Young Adults and Seniors
Substantial Housing
Federal Government Regulations
State Government Regulations
City/County Government Regulations
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9 Has your company hired and/or added new positions in the last twelve months due to business growth?

Did your business have difficulty finding qualified applicants?

If "Yes" to #8...How did your business respond to the difficulty finding qualified applicants? (select all that apply). 

Increased Recruiting Efforts
Hired Less Qualified Workers
Increased Overtime for Current Workers
Did Not Fill Position
Increased Wages to Attract Qualified Workforce
Outsourced Work or Purchased Services from Another Firm
Trained Current Staff to Fill the Position
Not Applicable, We Had No Difficulty Finding Qualified Workers
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What specific job skills or certifications are the most difficult for your business to hire and retain?

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Overall, what do you think is the single most important policy issue for the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce to focus on in the coming year? 


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