2019 Executive Business Survey Rough Draft (Responses)
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Business Location (State)
Business Location (County)
Type of Location
What is your role in this business?
Which of the following best describes your general business?
What types of products does your firm manufacture?
How many staff, including owners, does your business employ within the 7 Rivers Region?
Which of the following best describes your company's gross sales in the 7 Rivers Region for the previous year?
How would you best describe the 7 Rivers Region as a place to do business?
In the last year, did the 7 Rivers Region become a better place to do business, a worse place to do business, or has no change occurred?
In the following categories, please mark if you expect an increase, decrease, or no change in the coming year. [Number of Customers]
In the following categories, please mark if you expect an increase, decrease, or no change in the coming year. [Sales - Total Revenue]
In the following categories, please mark if you expect an increase, decrease, or no change in the coming year. [Profits - Net Revenue ]
How would you rate the economic strength of the 7 Rivers Region?
How would you rate the economic strength of your company?
How satisfied is your business with the condition of local roadways?
How satisfied is your business with the condition of state and federal roadways?
Does the condition of the roadways have a financial impact on your business?
What source of funding would you favor to help pay for highway maintenance and repair? (Mark all that apply)
Which of the following best describes your company's business activity?
Do you expect to create new positions in the coming year?
Has your company had trouble finding qualified workers in the past year?
If yes, at which skill levels/job qualifications? (select all that apply.)
In the following categories, please mark if you expect an increase, decrease, or no change in the coming year. [Seasonal Employees]
In the following categories, please mark if you expect an increase, decrease, or no change in the coming year. [Part time Employees]
In the following categories, please mark if you expect an increase, decrease, or no change in the coming year. [Full time Employees]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on its growth opportunity to your business over the next 3 years. [Workforce Availability]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on its growth opportunity to your business over the next 3 years. [Changing Consumer Tastes]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on its growth opportunity to your business over the next 3 years. [Domestic/Foreign Competition ]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on its growth opportunity to your business over the next 3 years. [Raw Material Costs]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on its growth opportunity to your business over the next 3 years. [Raw Material Shortages]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on its growth opportunity to your business over the next 3 years. [Transportaion Costs]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on its growth opportunity to your business over the next 3 years. [Personnel Costs (including wages/salary)]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on its growth opportunity to your business over the next 3 years. [New Technology]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on its growth opportunity to your business over the next 3 years. [Government Regulation & Taxes]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on its growth opportunity to your business over the next 3 years. [Tariffs]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on the impact of the challenge it creates for your business within the next 3 years. [Workforce Availability]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on the impact of the challenge it creates for your business within the next 3 years. [Changing Consumer Tastes]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on the impact of the challenge it creates for your business within the next 3 years. [Domestic/Foreign Competition ]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on the impact of the challenge it creates for your business within the next 3 years. [Raw Material Costs]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on the impact of the challenge it creates for your business within the next 3 years. [Raw Material Shortages]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on the impact of the challenge it creates for your business within the next 3 years. [Transportaion Costs]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on the impact of the challenge it creates for your business within the next 3 years. [Personnel Costs (including wages/salary)]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on the impact of the challenge it creates for your business within the next 3 years. [New Technology]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on the impact of the challenge it creates for your business within the next 3 years. [Government Regulation & Taxes]
In the list below, please rank each factor based on the impact of the challenge it creates for your business within the next 3 years. [Tariffs]
What impact does employee availability to childcare have on your business?
Would you be willing to subsidize employee childcare if it would guarantee availability?
Does your company offer programs to help offset the cost of child care? (reimbursement, cafeteria/flex spending plan, etc.?)
If yes, what types of programs do you offer?
What percent of your employees received a raise in the previous year?
On average, how much was that percent increase in raise?
What percent of your employees do you expect to receive a raise in the coming year?
From the factors below, what does your company consider to be significant barriers to growth or expansion? (Select all that apply)
What impact have tariffs had on your business during the past year?
If your company benefited from tax reform, how did you use the additional money? (Please check all that apply)
Please rank these challenges, in order of severity, faced by your employees. (1 through 4) [Affordable Housing]
Please rank these challenges, in order of severity, faced by your employees. (1 through 4) [Affordable Health Care]
Please rank these challenges, in order of severity, faced by your employees. (1 through 4) [Transportation Access]
Please rank these challenges, in order of severity, faced by your employees. (1 through 4) [Affordable Childcare]
In your opinion, does the 7 Rivers Region offer affordable, equitable housing?
What is your opinion of housing development in the 7 Rivers Region?
How would you rate the ability of employees at your company to identify challenges related to business operations or processes?
How would you rate the ability of employees at your company to solve problems?
How would you rate the work/life balance of employees at your company?
Is your company currently involved in international trade?
If no, what is preventing your company from expanding into foreign markets?
Is your company looking to expand into export markets in the next 12 – 24 months?
What tactics does your firm employ to promote business and expand into new markets?
Does your company have any plans for physical expansion within the coming year?
If you answered yes to the question above, please include the location of the new expansion.
Does your company have any current plans for a new business alliance or acquisition in the coming year?
Does your company have any current plans to be sold or have any downsizing occur within the next year? (Check all that apply)
Would you be interested in having a local economic development professional meet with you to learn about your needs, and how they can be of support? If yes, who should we contact?
What do you believe is the biggest concern facing your firm?
Please identify a practice/behavior that has delivered the biggest returns in the past three years.
Does your firm have any plans to form a new business alliance or joint venture within the next year?
What do you think is the most strategically important for your business in the next 5 years? (1 being of the highest importance, and 5 being of the least) [Cyber Security]
What do you think is the most strategically important for your business in the next 5 years? (1 being of the highest importance, and 5 being of the least) [Mobile Technologies for Engaging Customers]
What do you think is the most strategically important for your business in the next 5 years? (1 being of the highest importance, and 5 being of the least) [Robotics of Products and Services]
What do you think is the most strategically important for your business in the next 5 years? (1 being of the highest importance, and 5 being of the least) [High or Volatile Energy Costs]
What do you think is the most strategically important for your business in the next 5 years? (1 being of the highest importance, and 5 being of the least) [Data Mining Analysis]
What do you think is the most strategically important for your business in the next 5 years? (1 being of the highest importance, and 5 being of the least) [3D Printing]
What is most important to increasing revenue?
Is your firm currently looking for new markets?
If yes, what kind of market?
If no, why not?
If yes, what strategies are you using to identify new markets?
What are the most effective strategies in the retail industry in the next 5 years? (1 being the most important, 5 being the least) [Enhancing consumer exprience]
What are the most effective strategies in the retail industry in the next 5 years? (1 being the most important, 5 being the least) [Personalization of products and services]
What are the most effective strategies in the retail industry in the next 5 years? (1 being the most important, 5 being the least) [Giving consumers more payment options]
What are the most effective strategies in the retail industry in the next 5 years? (1 being the most important, 5 being the least) [Adopting in-store mobile devices]
What are the most effective strategies in the retail industry in the next 5 years? (1 being the most important, 5 being the least) [Fewer, but more impactful stores]
What has delivered the best returns in the past 5 years?
What are the most effective marketing strategies used by your organization?
What are the biggest concerns facing growth to your organization? Check all that apply.
Which trends are going to be most important to your organization when making future business decisions? (1 being the most important, and 5 being the least important) [Customer service]
Which trends are going to be most important to your organization when making future business decisions? (1 being the most important, and 5 being the least important) [Catering to Millennials]
Which trends are going to be most important to your organization when making future business decisions? (1 being the most important, and 5 being the least important) [Expectation of more International Visitors]
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IowaAllamakee
Corporate Headquarters
Manager
Government (Public Administration)
1-10Under $25,000Above AverageNo changeNo changeNo changeNo changeAbove AverageAbove AverageDissatisfiedNeutralSome ImpactIncreased gas tax
Business activity is just right
NoNoNo changeNo changeNo changeHigh impactYesNo100100Financing DifficultiesSome
Make additional capital purchases
4321Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
AverageBelow AverageAverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
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Wisconsin
Corporate Headquarters
C-suite Position or President
Business Development1-10$100,000 to $199,999Above AverageBetterNo changeNo changeIncreaseAbove AverageAbove AverageDissatisfiedDissatisfiedNo Impact
Increased gas tax, Toll roads
Business activity is just right
NoYes
Professionals, Managers, Administrators, Supervisors
No changeNo changeNo changeHigh impactNoNo100100
Difficulty in Mainting Stability
None
No direct benefit from tax reform package
3142Never
Too little development is occuring
Above AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
We always try to stay fresh and reinvent our programs to keep people engaged.
No, thank you.
4
MinnesotaHouston County Houston County EDAEDA Director
Helping local businesses
251-500Under $25,000Above AverageBetterIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAbove AverageAbove AverageSatisfiedSatisfiedSome Impact
We have Houston County businesses who are interested in offering programs to help offset the cost of child care.
Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
5
MinnesotaWinona
Corporate Headquarters
Personnel Officer
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Health Care501+Under $25,000N/AN/AIncreaseNo changeNo changeAbove AverageExcellentDissatisfiedDissatisfiedUnsureNo additional funding
Too little business; excess capacity
YesYes
Professionals, Managers, Administrators, Supervisors, Office Workers, Entry Level Workers
No changeIncreaseIncreaseSome ImpactUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactUnsureSome impactNoYesFlex spending60Between 2%-5%80
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Financing Difficulties, Shortage of Adequate Housing for Employees
Unsure
No direct benefit from tax reform package
4132Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
Above AverageAbove AverageExcellentNoTough competitionNoCareer FairsYesWinona, MNNoWorker Shortage
Operational Improvments
Maybe13254Customer ExperienceNo
Resources (Money, Technology, Time, etc.)
13245
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WisconsinGovernment FacilityPersonnel Officer
Corrections/Law enforcement
None251-500Under $25,000No changeNo changeNo changeSatisfiedSatisfiedNo ImpactIncreased gas taxNoYes
Professionals, Managers, Administrators, Supervisors, Office Workers, General Skilled Workers/Laborers, Entry Level Workers
No changeNo changeNo changeNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome impactNoYesflex spending accounts100%Between 2%-5%100%None
No direct benefit from tax reform package
Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
ExcellentAverageNoNoNoNoWorker ShortageNo555555No55555
7
WisconsinJackson
Corporate Headquarters
ManagerRetail Trade11-25
$1 million to $2.49 million
AmicableSameNo changeNo changeNo changeAverageAverageDissatisfiedNeutralSome ImpactIncreased gas tax
Too much business; capacity is strained
YesYes
General Skilled Workers/Laborers
IncreaseNo changeIncreaseHigh ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactUnsureUnsureLow ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactUnsureUnsureNo ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactUnsureSome impactMaybeNo75%Greater than 5%75%
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Difficulty in Mainting Stability, The Ability to Adapt
Some
Hire additional employees
2134Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
NoNoOtherNOWorker Shortage
Operational Improvments
NoCustomer ExperienceNo
Resources (Money, Technology, Time, etc.)
Word of mouth13425
8
WisconsinLa CrosseNonprofit organizationProgram DirectorNonprofitNone1-10
$2.5 million to $4.9 million
Pretty goodBetterIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAbove AverageExcellentDissatisfiedDissatisfiedLow ImpactIncreased sales tax
Too much business; capacity is strained
YesNoNo changeIncreaseNo changeLow ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactSome impactMaybeNo100Between 2%-5%100
Financing Difficulties, The Ability to Adapt
Low
No direct benefit from tax reform package
1423Never
Too little development is occuring
Below AverageExcellentAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
social media presence, direct sales, learning opportunities, media presence
NoJoint-Venture
Geopolitical Uncertainty
Operational Improvments
Maybe431241Customer ExperienceYesdonorFinancial advisers54213
9
WisconsinJacksonProduction FacilityPersonnel OfficerManufacturingelectric motors101-250$20 million or moresupported, but still limited resourcesbetterNo changeDecreaseDecreaseAverageAverageSatisfiedSatisfiedUnsureIncreased sales tax
Too little business; excess capacity
NoYes
Professionals, Managers, Administrators, Supervisors, General Skilled Workers/Laborers, Entry Level Workers
No changeNo changeDecreaseHigh ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome impactMaybeYesDependent Care FSA100Between 2%-5%100
Shortage of Adequate Labor
Low
No direct benefit from tax reform package
2431Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
Below AverageAverageAbove AverageYesMaybeNo
Geopolitical Uncertainty
Operational Improvments
No41253Customer ExperienceNo
Resources (Money, Technology, Time, etc.)
10
WisconsinBranch LocationManagerRetail Trade51-100
$2.5 million to $4.9 million
great opportunitiesbetterIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAverageExcellentNeutralNeutralNo ImpactToll roads
Business activity is just right
YesYes
General Skilled Workers/Laborers, Entry Level Workers
IncreaseIncreaseNo changeHigh ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactLow impactNoNo100Between 2%-5%100
Shortage of Adequate Labor
Some
Make additional capital purchases, Provide larger pay raises
2341Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
Above AverageExcellentAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
Noe-commerceNoWorker Shortage
Operational Improvments
No335525Employee trainingNoDistance11515
11
WisconsinLa CrosseHome Office
C-suite Position or President
Education Services1-10$200,000 to $499,999Still very much "old school"
No change. There have been people interested in making it a better place to do business but few willing to take the bold steps it takes to bring us into the 21st Century.
IncreaseNo changeNo changeAbove AverageAverageNeutralNeutralNo Impact
Increased gas tax, Increased vehicle registration
Business activity is just right
NoYesProfessionalsNo changeNo changeNo changeLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactSome impactYesNo100Between 2%-5%100
Financing Difficulties, Shortage of Adequate Housing for Employees
None
No direct benefit from tax reform package
2143Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
Above AverageAbove AverageExcellentNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
Constant engagement with the communities we wish to operate in. (Engagement with people one-on-one, as well as via traditional communication channels)
NoJoint-Venture
Maybe. We occupy a unique space in the nonprofit sector in a unique way that intersects directly with education, housing and workforce development. I'd welcome the opportunity to discuss the many challenges we see in these areas, but can't say that I need to discuss our specific needs. Feel free to contact me: Brian Liesinger, bliesinger@lacrossepromise.org
Development/fundraising
Investing time in one-on-one relationship-building
Yes434454Customer ExperienceYes
North side of La Crosse for a housing initiative
Professional network11343
12
WisconsinLa CrosseUniversity campusChancellorEducation Services501+$20 million or more
It is an oustanding location. Just the right size, and beautiful scenery.
Better. Our university has experienced increased enrollment.
IncreaseIncreaseNo changeAbove AverageAbove AverageNeutralNeutralSome ImpactToll roads
Business activity is just right
YesNoNo changeNo changeNo changeUnsureNo ImpactUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactUnsureSome ImpactUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactUnsureHigh impactYesYes
Reduced rates for employees.
100Between 2%-5%100
Insufficient Space for Expansion, Financing Difficulties, Government Regulation
Unsure
No direct benefit from tax reform package
2143Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageYesMaybeYes
Improvements in facilities
Over RegulationMaybe13425Customer ExperienceNo
Resources (Money, Technology, Time, etc.)
12435
13
WisconsinLa Crosse
Corporate Headquarters
ManagerConstructionNone11-25$20 million or moreGreatBetterNo changeNo changeNo changeAbove AverageExcellentNeutralNeutralNo ImpactIncreased gas tax
Business activity is just right
NoYesEntry Level WorkersNo changeNo changeNo changeNo ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow impactNoNo100Between 2%-5%100
Planning and Zoning Restrictions
Low1243Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
AverageAverageAverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
Join local chamber of commerce
NoHeavy competition
Enhancments to Sourcing
No512435Making the next saleNo
Struggle to find reliable partners or investors
Professional network21534
14
Wisconsin
Corporate Headquarters
ManagerRetail Trade
Milk, Bakery, ice cream, pizzas, ice, salads, take home meals,
501+$20 million or moreBusiness Friendlyno changeIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAbove AverageExcellentNeutralDissatisfiedHigh ImpactIncreased gas tax
Business activity is just right
YesYes
Professionals, Managers, Administrators, Supervisors, General Skilled Workers/Laborers
IncreaseNo changeNo changeSome ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactHigh impactMaybeNo100%Between 2%-5%100%
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Planning and Zoning Restrictions, Government Regulation
Low
Make additional capital purchases
3142Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
Above AverageExcellentAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
marketing / Brand recognition
YesWI /MN/ IABusiness AcquisitionnoIncreasing Tax BurdenDigital TechnologiesNo111235Employee trainingYesnew locationsProfessional network12345
15
WisconsinProduction Facility
C-suite Position or President
Manufacturing
Adhesive coated products
11-25
$2.5 million to $4.9 million
Excellent
No change - Still excellent
IncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAverageAverageDissatisfiedSatisfiedNo ImpactToll roads
Business activity is just right
YesYes
General Skilled Workers/Laborers, Entry Level Workers
No changeNo changeIncreaseHigh ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow impactNoNo100%Between 2%-5%100%
Shortage of Adequate Labor
Low
No direct benefit from tax reform package
2134Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
AverageAverageAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
Web-based, trade shows, associations, direct-call, customer referrals
NoWorker Shortage
Operational Improvments
No1
16
Wisconsin
Multiple counties in WI and Iowa
Branch LocationManagerUtilitiesnone26-50
$10 million to $19.9 million
Steady and stableBetterNo changeNo changeNo changeAverageAverageSatisfiedSatisfiedLow Impact
Increased gas tax, Toll roads
Too little business; excess capacity
NoNoNo changeNo changeNo changeLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactLow impactNoYes
Pre-tax payroll deduction
95%Between 2%-5%95%
Government Regulation
LowAlways
There is an appropriate amount of housing
Above AverageAverageAverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
Website, emails, brochures sent with bills, very limited TV and radio ads; maintaining strong relationships with customers to understand market trends.
No
We have in-house Eco Devo staff and support efforts in our local communities.
Changes in energy production and uncertainty of how future energy markets will look. More solar panels, more electric vehicles; what is the value of the grid providing uninterrupted power; battery storage technology, ???
converting power plants from coal to natural gas
Maybe124535
Business expansions, electrification (electric cars, trucks, etc)
Yes
Electric vehicles, fork lifts, Community Solar
Trade associations21355
17
WisconsinLa Crosse
Corporate Headquarters
C-suite Position or President
Utilities501+$20 million or moreExcellentBetterDecreaseIncreaseIncreaseExcellentAbove AverageDissatisfiedDissatisfiedLow Impact
Increased gas tax, Increased vehicle registration
Business activity is just right
YesYes
Professionals, Managers, Administrators, Supervisors, General Skilled Workers/Laborers
No changeNo changeNo changeSome ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow impactMaybe98Between 2%-5%98
Government Regulation, Difficulty in Mainting Stability, The Ability to Adapt
Low
No direct benefit from tax reform package
2341Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
Above AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageNoNoNoOtherno
18
MinnesotaFilmoreRetail ShopOwnerRetail Traden/a1-10$25,000 to $99,999
We have a good base of local customers augmented by tourists from May thru October.
No change.No changeNo changeNo changeAbove AverageAverageSatisfiedNeutralLow Impact
Increased gas tax, Increased vehicle registration
Too little business; excess capacity
NoNoNo changeNo changeNo changeLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo impactNoNoall staff volunteer<1%none
Financing Difficulties, Difficulty in Mainting Stability
None
No direct benefit from tax reform package
1324Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
AverageBelow AverageAverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
NononeNo
High or Volatile Energy Costs
Operational Improvments
No322145Customer ExperienceNo
Resources (Money, Technology, Time, etc.)
12145
19
MinnesotaFillmoreProduction FacilityManagerManufacturing
Biofuels, animal feed, food ingredients
26-50$20 million or moreNo changeNo changeNo changeNo changeAverageAbove AverageSatisfiedSatisfiedLow ImpactIncreased gas tax
Business activity is just right
NoNoNo changeNo changeDecreaseNo ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome impactMaybeYesFLEX95Between 2%-5%95
Government Regulation
High
No direct benefit from tax reform package
3142Always
There is an appropriate amount of housing
AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageYesYesUnsureno
Government mandated oil monopoly on the fuel market
Operational Improvments
No445135market accessYes
Higher inclusion of biofuels in transportation
20
WisconsinDane
Corporate Headquarters
Personnel Officer
Government (Public Administration)
251-500Under $25,000
Struggling for sufficient numbers of employment candidates
No changeNo changeNo changeNo changeSatisfiedSatisfiedNo ImpactIncreased sales taxNoYes
Professionals, General Skilled Workers/Laborers, Entry Level Workers
No changeNo changeNo changeNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactUnsureNoNo100%Between 2%-5%100%NoneExcellentExcellentAverageNoNoNo
21
MinnesotaFillmore
Corporate Headquarters
Manager
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
n/a1-10$200,000 to $499,999
The natural beauty, recreation and arts attracts our customers. Local Chambers work hard to keep business sustainable. Local government works with EDA and CEDA to promote business sustainability. Great community and friendly feel.
BetterIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAbove AverageAbove AverageSatisfiedSatisfiedSome Impact
Increased gas tax, Increased vehicle registration, Increased sales tax
Business activity is just right
YesNoIncreaseNo changeNo changeSome ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh impactMaybeNo66%Between 2%-5%33%
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Planning and Zoning Restrictions, Government Regulation, Shortage of Adequate Housing for Employees
Some
No direct benefit from tax reform package
3421Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
Above AverageExcellentExcellentNoNo
Evolving marketing including social media, co-op ads with Chamber, added customer amenities, thank yous, etc.
NoSelling company
Geopolitical Uncertainty
Operational Improvments
No225145Customer ExperienceNoDistance21532
22
WisconsinEDOAssistant Director
Business and Community Development (Training, Consulting, etc)
None1-10Under $25,000DiverseBetterNo changeNo changeNo changeAverageAverageSatisfiedSatisfiedNo Impact
Increased vehicle registration, Increased sales tax
Too much business; capacity is strained
NoNoNo changeNo changeNo changeSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo impactNoNo100%1 - 2%100%Financing DifficultiesNone
No direct benefit from tax reform package
2134Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
ExcellentExcellentExcellentYesNo
Advertising (print, radio) and networking (local socials, industry conventions)
NoN/Abudget financing
Operational Improvments
Maybe313513Customer ExperienceNo
Resources (Money, Technology, Time, etc.)
21534
23
WisconsinJuneauProduction Facility
C-suite Position or President
Healthcare and Social Assistance
501+$20 million or moreGoodBetterIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAverageAbove AverageSatisfiedSatisfiedNo Impact
Too little business; excess capacity
YesYes
Professionals, Entry Level Workers
No changeIncreaseIncreaseHigh ImpactSome ImpactUnsureNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactUnsureHigh ImpactSome ImpactUnsureNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactUnsureSome impactNoYesflex spending100%Between 2%-5%100%
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Government Regulation
Unsure
No direct benefit from tax reform package
4213Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
Above AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
Direct to consumer marketing
Yes
Supply Chain Management
Maybe451231Customer ExperienceYesProfessional network
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Wisconsin
Corporate Headquarters
HRManufacturingWhey Protein101-250Under $25,000
great friendly community, always helping each other out - look at the flooding how everyone came together in times of need
a better placeIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAverageAbove AverageNeutralNeutralSome ImpactNo additional funding
Business activity is just right
YesYesEntry Level WorkersIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseHigh ImpactUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactUnsureUnsureHigh ImpactUnsureUnsureUnsureUnsureSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactUnsureUnsureSome impactMaybeYes
paid uniforms, flexible schedule, company Christmas party
unsure of %Between 2%-5%unsure of %
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Shortage of Adequate Housing for Employees
Unsure
Provide larger pay raises, Hire additional employees, No immediate plans for the money
4321Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
AverageAverageAbove AverageYesMaybeUnsure
25
WisconsinHome OfficeOwnerConstructionElectrical Contracting11-25
$1 million to $2.49 million
StrongNo ChangeIncreaseIncreaseNo changeAbove AverageAbove AverageSatisfiedSatisfiedNo ImpactNo additional funding
Business activity is just right
YesYes
General Skilled Workers/Laborers
No changeNo changeIncreaseHigh ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactLow impactYesNo80Between 2%-5%80
Shortage of Adequate Labor
Low
Make additional capital purchases, Provide larger pay raises
1423Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
Above AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
NoNoOtherAvailability of Key Skills
Operational Improvments
No215535
Increasing Brand loyalty, Reward Programs, Relationships
NoDistance11355
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WisconsinjuneauProduction FacilityOwnerManufacturinghouseware51-100
$10 million to $19.9 million
challengingno changeIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAbove AverageAbove AverageSatisfiedSatisfiedSome ImpactNo additional funding
Too much business; capacity is strained
YesYes
General Skilled Workers/Laborers, Entry Level Workers
IncreaseIncreaseIncreaseHigh ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome impactYesNo80Between 2%-5%50
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Insufficient Space for Expansion, Government Regulation, Difficulty in Mainting Stability
High
Make additional capital purchases
3421Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
AverageAverageAverageYesYesour marketing dept.NoOtherAvailability of Key Skills
Operational Improvments
No15
Increasing Brand loyalty, Reward Programs, Relationships
YeshardwareOnline tools53214
27
WisconsinJuneauProduction FacilityOwnerManufacturingCamping trailers11-25
$1 million to $2.49 million
A manufacturing communityNo changeDecreaseIncreaseIncreaseAverageBelow AverageDissatisfiedSatisfiedLow ImpactNo additional funding
Too little business; excess capacity
YesNoNo changeNo changeIncreaseSome ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactSome impactNoYesFlex spending plan20%Between 2%-5%100%
Shortage of Adequate Labor
Low
No immediate plans for the money
2413Always
There is an appropriate amount of housing
Above AverageAbove AverageBelow AverageYesNoNew product linesUnsureNo
Low fuel prices hurt sales significantly
Operational Improvments
Yes241232
Increasing Brand loyalty, Reward Programs, Relationships
Yes
Different age demographic, younger
Online tools54432
28
WisconsinMonroeBranch LocationManagerFinance and Insurance26-50
$2.5 million to $4.9 million
Business FriendlyBetterIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAbove AverageAbove AverageDissatisfiedNeutralSome Impact
Increased vehicle registration
Too little business; excess capacity
YesYes
Professionals, Office Workers, Entry Level Workers
No changeIncreaseIncreaseSome ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome impactMaybeYes90Between 2%-5%90
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Government Regulation
Some
No immediate plans for the money
3142Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
Above AverageAbove AverageAverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
direct/indirect marketing
UnsureBusiness AcquisitionOver Regulation
Operational Improvments
Maybe124435Customer ExperienceYesFinancial advisers12334
29
WisconsinJuneautourismManagertourismtourism guides1-10$25,000 to $99,999overall very goodnot a lot of changeDecreaseDecreaseDecreaseAverageAverageDissatisfiedDissatisfiedHigh Impact
Increased gas tax, Increased sales tax
Too little business; excess capacity
NoYesProfessionalsNo changeIncreaseNo changeSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactUnsureSome ImpactNo impactNoNo100Between 2%-5%zero
Shortage of Adequate Labor, The Ability to Adapt
None
No direct benefit from tax reform package
4123Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
Above AverageAbove AverageAverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
adding a mobile app and updated website
NoJoint-Venture
Supply Chain Disruptions
Digital TechnologiesMaybe215435
Increasing Brand loyalty, Reward Programs, Relationships
YesmillennialsOnline tools15515
30
Wisconsinjuneau
Corporate Headquarters
OwnerRetail Trade26-50$20 million or morechallengingbetterDecreaseDecreaseDecreaseAverageAbove AverageNeutralNeutralSome ImpactNo additional funding
Business activity is just right
YesYes
Managers, Administrators, Supervisors, Office Workers, General Skilled Workers/Laborers, Entry Level Workers
IncreaseHigh ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactLow impactMaybeNo100Between 2%-5%100
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Government Regulation
None
No direct benefit from tax reform package
2143Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
Above AverageAbove AverageAverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
NoNogov't regs.No14235Customer ExperienceNo12435
31
WisconsinLa Crosse
Corporate Headquarters
Personnel OfficerRetail TradeNone101-250
$2.5 million to $4.9 million
Good, Have seen changes to traditional shopping behaviors.
About the sameIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAverageAbove AverageDissatisfiedDissatisfiedSome ImpactNo additional funding
Business activity is just right
NoYes
Office Workers, General Skilled Workers/Laborers
No changeNo changeIncreaseLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow impactNoNo87Between 2%-5%90Low
Make additional capital purchases, Provide larger pay raises
2134Sometimes
Too much development is occurring
Above AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
Online Marketing and Lead Managment
NoDigital TechnologiesNo213225Customer ExperienceNo11315
32
IowaAllamakeePower CompanyManagerUtilitiesElectricity26-50
$10 million to $19.9 million
No changeNo changeDecreaseAverageAbove AverageSatisfiedSatisfiedSome ImpactIncreased gas tax
Business activity is just right
YesNoNo changeNo changeIncreaseSome ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactUnsureNoNo100%Between 2%-5%
Planning and Zoning Restrictions, Government Regulation, The Ability to Adapt
Unsure
No direct benefit from tax reform package
3412Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
Above AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
fair rates, exceptional service
No
Geopolitical Uncertainty
Digital Technologies115234
33
IowaAllamakeeRetail Store FrontOwnerRetail Trade1-10
$1 million to $2.49 million
a lot of regulations/lacking infrastructureno changeDecreaseNo changeDecreaseAverageAbove AverageDissatisfiedNot applicableLow ImpactNo additional funding
Too little business; excess capacity
YesYes
Professionals, Managers, Administrators, Supervisors, Office Workers
IncreaseIncreaseIncreaseHigh ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactSome impactYesNo100Greater than 5%100
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Government Regulation
Low
Provide larger pay raises
2143Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
marketing, social media
NonoIncreasing Tax Burden
Operational Improvments
No214325
Increasing Brand loyalty, Reward Programs, Relationships
Yes
expanding to more towns
Professional network11313
34
IowaAllamakeeHome Office
C-suite Position or President
Healthcare and Social Assistance
N/A51-100Under $25,000
Good--There aren't a lot of agencies in the are that do the work that we do.
no changeDecreaseDecreaseBelow AverageAverageDissatisfiedSatisfiedSome ImpactIncreased gas tax
Business activity is just right
NoYes
General Skilled Workers/Laborers, Entry Level Workers
No changeNo changeNo changeHigh ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome impactMaybeNo95Between 2%-5%95
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Government Regulation, Difficulty in Mainting Stability
Some4213Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
AverageAverageAverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
NoFacebookNoWorker ShortageNo12435Medicaid fundingNoDistanceOnline tools13452
35
IowaAllamakeeGovernment FacilityCity Clerk
Government (Public Administration)
We are a City Government Entity
1-10$500,000 to $999,999You would be successful
I believe businesses are thriving
IncreaseNo changeNo changeAbove AverageExcellentSatisfiedSatisfiedNo ImpactIncreased gas tax
Business activity is just right
NoNoNo changeNo changeNo changeNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactUnsureSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactUnsureSome impactNoNo100%Between 2%-5%100%
Financing Difficulties, Planning and Zoning Restrictions, Government Regulation
Unsure
No immediate plans for the money
2134Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
ExcellentExcellentExcellentNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
NowebYesnew sewer plantOthernoIncreasing Tax Burden
Operational Improvments
No125255Customer ExperienceNo
Resources (Money, Technology, Time, etc.)
Professional network15114
36
IowaAllamakeeRetail storeOwnerRetail Tradeflower arrangements1-10$100,000 to $199,999scenic and friendlyno changeNo changeNo changeNo changeAbove AverageAverageDissatisfiedSatisfiedSome ImpactNo additional funding
Too little business; excess capacity
NoYes
General Skilled Workers/Laborers
No changeNo changeNo changeSome ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactLow impactNoNoallBetween 2%-5%not sure
Shortage of Adequate Labor
Low
No direct benefit from tax reform package
2134Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
AverageAbove AverageExcellentNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
marketing newspaper, radio and facebook
NoOtherSelling companyAvailability of Key SkillsDigital TechnologiesNo525255Customer ExperienceNo
Resources (Money, Technology, Time, etc.)
11534
37
IowaallamakeeBranch LocationManagerFinance and Insurancebanking51-100
$1 million to $2.49 million
committed to customer service and the small business owner
worse - our shopping has changed as we have lost small business
DecreaseNo changeNo changeAverageExcellentDissatisfiedDissatisfiedLow ImpactToll roads
Business activity is just right
YesNoNo changeNo changeIncreaseLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactNo ImpactLow impactNoNo10%Between 2%-5%10%
Government Regulation
None
Make additional capital purchases
2134Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
ExcellentExcellentAverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
web presence & employee / community involvement
NoYesAvailability of Key Skills
Operational Improvments
No115555Employee trainingNo
Struggle to find reliable partners or investors
12441
38
WisconsinJUNEAU
BAR, RESTAURANT, MARINA
Owner
Accommodation and Food Services
26-50$200,000 to $499,999I LOVE IT HERE BUT STAFFING IS MY NUMBER ONE REGION
I BELIEVE THE STAFFING ISSUE BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT EVERY YEAR
IncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAbove AverageAbove AverageNeutralNeutralLow ImpactNo additional funding
Business activity is just right
NoYesEntry Level WorkersIncreaseIncreaseNo changeHigh ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactLow impactMaybeNo25%Greater than 5%25%
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Planning and Zoning Restrictions
Some
No direct benefit from tax reform package
1324Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
AverageAverageBelow AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
NoNo
YES SHEILA MARX 608-562-5931
Worker Shortage
Operational Improvments
No325425Customer ExperienceYes
MORE CUSTOMER TYPES
Word of mouth13435
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IowaAllamakee and ClaytonGovernment FacilityManager
Government (Public Administration)
N/A11-25Under $25,000Beautiful, with a high quality of lifeWe don't "do business."No changeNo changeNo changeAverageAbove AverageNeutralNeutralNo Impact
Business activity is just right
NoNoNo changeNo changeNo changeNo impactNoNo100%Between 2%-5%100%None
No direct benefit from tax reform package
2143Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
Above AverageAbove AverageAverageNoNoWe don't marketNoNoNo
Resources (Money, Technology, Time, etc.)
40
WisconsinLa Crosse
Corporate Headquarters
C-suite Position or President
Finance and Insurance
Finacial products for consumers and business
251-500$20 million or more
Seems business freindly, there are times the City of La Crosse seems a bit restrictive to business.
Continues to improveIncreaseIncreaseIncreaseAbove AverageAbove AverageDissatisfiedNeutralLow ImpactIncreased gas tax
Business activity is just right
YesYes
Professionals, Office Workers
No changeNo changeIncreaseHigh ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome impactMaybeYesfles spending accountsover 95%Between 2%-5%over 95%
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Government Regulation
Some
No direct benefit from tax reform package
3412Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
Above AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
Look for strategic synergy to our current markets and business model
YesTexas and MNOthernot at this timeAvailability of Key SkillsInvesting in AnalyticsMaybe555351
Increasing Brand loyalty, Reward Programs, Relationships
Yes
we are looking at various products and services as well as geographic locatinos
Professional network55243
41
WisconsinBranch LocationPersonnel OfficerConstructioncommercial building1-10Under $25,000adequateno changeNo changeNo changeIncreaseBelow AverageAverageDissatisfiedDissatisfiedHigh Impact
Increased gas tax, Toll roads
Business activity is just right
YesYes
Professionals, Managers, Administrators, Supervisors, General Skilled Workers/Laborers, Entry Level Workers
No changeNo changeIncreaseHigh ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactLow ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactLow impactMaybeNo100Between 2%-5%100
Shortage of Adequate Labor, Financing Difficulties, Government Regulation, Difficulty in Mainting Stability
Some
No direct benefit from tax reform package
2431Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
Above AverageAbove AverageBelow AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
NoadvertisingNoIncreasing Tax Burden
Operational Improvments
No445532Employee trainingNoDistance53112
42
IowaClaytonBranch LocationManagerConstruction11-25
$1 million to $2.49 million
GreatNo changeNo changeNo changeNo changeAverageAverageSatisfiedSatisfiedNo ImpactNo additional funding
Business activity is just right
YesYes
General Skilled Workers/Laborers
No changeNo changeIncreaseLow ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactUnsureUnsureNo ImpactSome ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactUnsureSome ImpactLow ImpactLow impactMaybeNo5Between 2%-5%5Unsure2431Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
AverageAverageAverageYesNoUnsurenoWorker ShortageNoCustomer ExperienceYesWord of mouth
43
IowaAllamakeeHome OfficePersonnel OfficerFinance and InsuranceNA11-25
$5 million to $9.9 million
Very goodBetterIncreaseIncreaseNo changeAbove AverageExcellentSatisfiedSatisfiedSome ImpactIncreased gas tax
Business activity is just right
NoNoNo changeNo changeNo changeSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactLow impactNoNo100Between 2%-5%100
Government Regulation
Some
No immediate plans for the money
3142Sometimes
Too little development is occuring
Above AverageAbove AverageAbove AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
Word of mouth, online presence, strategic marketing
NoNoOver RegulationDigital TechnologiesNo214535GrowthYes
new customers within our trade area
Word of mouth12345
44
MinnesotaHOUSTON
ALL LOCATIONS INCLUDING CORP HDQTRS
Personnel Officer
Healthcare and Social Assistance
101-250$500,000 to $999,999
BEAUTIFUL AREA TO RESIDE, RAISE A FAMILY, AND AGE IN PLACE. DIFFICULTY IN PROVIDING VIABLE CARE PROVIDERS WITHIN OUR ORGANIZATION AT THE ENTRY LEVEL.
ABILITY TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES HAS INCREASED.
DecreaseBelow AverageAverageDissatisfiedNeutralSome Impact
Increased vehicle registration
Too much business; capacity is strained
NoYes
General Skilled Workers/Laborers, Entry Level Workers
No changeIncreaseIncreaseHigh ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactLow ImpactNo ImpactSome ImpactHigh ImpactHigh ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome ImpactSome impactNoNo100%Between 2%-5%0
Shortage of Adequate Labor
Low
No direct benefit from tax reform package
4132Sometimes
There is an appropriate amount of housing
AverageAverageBelow AverageNo
Business is designed to serve a specific area
No
OUR EXPANSION INTO NEW MARKETS WOULD FALL UNDER THE CATEGORY OF RECRUITING QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES IN NEW AREAS. WE HAVE UTILIZED RADIO/BILLBOARDS/TV AND ARE CONSIDERING ADVERTISING ON LOCAL BUSES
NoNOT RIGHT NOW
LACK OF INCREASED FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM STATE TO GIVE OUR ORGANIZATION THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE A LIVING WAGE TO OUR EMPLOYEES
CLOSING TWO PROGRAMS TO COMBINE SOME SERVICES
No355355
OUR REVENUE IS DETERMINED BY THE LEGISLATURE
No
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