Martinez seeks businesses’ opinions in survey

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The city of Martinez wants to hear from local business leaders about the local economy, and is sending out a seven-question survey to get their opinions.

Results will be used to measure “the level of optimism among business leaders in our community,” Zach Seal, Martinez economic development coordinator, wrote in his letter accompanying the survey.

Results will be kept confidential, and only composite scores will be released, he wrote.

Participants are asked how they see the next 12 months, whether they believe their company’s gross sales volume and profits will increase, stay the same or decrease and if they expect to increase or decrease their employees.

They’re also asked how they believe business conditions in Martinez, California and the nation will change in the next 12 months.

In addition, the survey asks responders to list the city’s most important strategy from these choices: Improving infrastructure, offering financial business incentives, supporting workforce training and development, helping women-owned, minority-owned and small businesses, providing small business loans, marketing, creating more housing for employees or some other approach they’re asked to describe.

The survey has been emailed, and those interested may contact Seal at City Hall at 925-372-3563.

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