YDDA Commerce Conditions Survey

The following questions provide an opportunity for you to tell us about your business and your business assistance needs. Whether you are a longstanding member of the business community, or a recent start up business, you have business needs. We want to revitalize our districts with your needs in mind. It is a confidential survey, so please feel free to be direct. We will have the survey results analyzed and use the information to help support local businesses and achieve long term development goals.

*Note: The 'DDA District' refers to the area of Ypsilanti that includes Downtown, Depot Town, and West Cross (College Town). For a more detailed look at the area, a map is available at http://www.ypsilantidda.org/about_dda

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    Conflict with building owner or tenant
    Difficulty recruiting or retaining employees
    Expensive or unavailable products
    Expensive or unavailable utilities
    Expensive employee wages or benefits
    Expensive rent
    Expensive shipping or transportation
    Insufficient financing
    Insufficient parking
    In-town competition
    Out-of-town cometition
    Language Barriers
    Poor building condition
    Restrictive business regulations
    Shoplifting or theft
    Unskilled workers
    Vandilism
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    Business planning
    Financial management
    Inventory management
    Advertising or marketing
    Employee hiring or training
    Customer service or hospitality
    Window displays or interior store design
    Business market analysis
    Internet or E-commerce
    Transfer of ownership or selling a business
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    Free design assistance
    Free business assistance
    Networking events
    Group business training
    Workforce development
    Cooperative insurance program
    Business expos or trade shows
    Cooperative advertising coordination
    Advertising or marketing of district as a shopping destination
    Low interest business loan program
    Low interest building improvement loan program
    Facade grant
    Landlord-tenant or seller-buyer referral network
    Information sharing (newsletters, flyers, business fact sheets)
    Downtown public improvement projects
    Business resource library or consultant referrals
    Downtown business directory
    Web site or internet resources
    Individual business training
    Business visitation program
    Analysis and reporting of downtown market/economy
    Retail event coordination
    Special event coordination
    Boilerplate lease agreements or rent subsidies
    Arbitration service
    Business planning service
    Buying groups
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    Local police protection is outstanding
    I feel safe in the District, even at night
    Local fire protection is outstanding
    Local waste management service is outstanding
    Local municipal services are well worth the level of local taxation
    I always try to buy products and services locally
    I always direct customers to other local businesses
    I seek ways to cooperate with complementary local businesses
    The existing business mix helps my business
    My window and store displays help my business
    My advertising helps my business
    My business is open when customers want to shop
    Housing for my employees is readily available
    Childcare for employees is readily available
    The DDA District is an excellent place to have a business
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    Your location
    Your parking
    Your hours
    Your service
    Your name brands
    Your quality
    Your selection
    Your price
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