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Answer questions as they relate to you. For most answers, check the boxes most applicable to you or fill in the blanks.
Has your firm ever expanded operations (employment or physical space)?
In what year was your most recent expansion of operations?
In what location (city and state) was your most recent expansion of operations?
How many new employees were added in your most recent expansion?
How much space was added in your most recent expansion?
Will you be expanding/improving your current building or equipment?
Yes (go to follow-up question)
No (go to next question)
If yes, do you face any constraints?
(Select all that apply.)
Need financial assistance
Need planning/design assistance
Need to acquire land
Are you considering another (additional) branch or store?
Yes (continue with next question)
If yes, what location are you considering?
Elsewhere in this community
Elsewhere in this county
Outside the county, but in Minnesota
Outside the state of Minnesota
If yes, when will you open the new branch or store?
Within 6 months
6 months to a year
Are you considering moving, selling, or closing this business?
What conditions influence your decision regarding moving, closing, or staying put?
Overcrowded building or space
Land locked or expansion limited
Crime or vandalism
Low worker productivity or unavailability of workers
Building code problems
High local taxes
High state taxes
If moving, selling or closing, when?
In 6 to 12 months
In 1 to 3 years
In 3 or more years
If moving, where will you move?
Elsewhere in Minnesota
Outside of Minnesota
Any other plans for business changes over the next three years? (check all that apply)
Change in mix of good or services
Add new product or service lines
Add new technology
Do you own or lease your business property?
Do you have enough room to expand?
Does your store/storefront need updating or "cosmetic" improvement?
What ideas are you considering for expanding your customer base or appeal?
Where do you see additional expansion or growth in your business?
New building or addition
Additional equipment or new technology
New training program for employees
Any obstacles to the aforementioned growth ideas?
What, if any, conservation or "green" actions have you taken with your business in the past few years?
What, if any, conservation or "green" environmental actions do you plan to take with your business in the next few years?
If you face constraints on renovation or expansion, what are they?
Would have an inadequate financial return on investment
Inability to get a loan
Insufficient space available for expansion
Environmental or pollution control limitations
Planning and zoning restrictions
Government regulation prohibits expansion
Shortage of adequate labor
Shortage of adequate housing for labor
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