Lake Houston-area officials request local businesses provide feedback on impact of COVID-19

The Lake Houston Area of Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership are trying to gauge the coronavirus pandemic's continued impact on the business community. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Lake Houston Area of Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership are trying to gauge the coronavirus pandemic's continued impact on the business community. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Lake Houston Area of Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership are trying to gauge the coronavirus pandemic's continued impact on the business community. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Lake Houston Area of Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership are asking local business owners and managers to participate in a survey to gauge the coronavirus pandemic's ongoing impact on the business community.

The Texas Business Survey is part of a partnership with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and other economic development organizations and chambers across the state, LHEDP President Mark Mitchell said via email. He said the university has been surveying companies throughout the pandemic.


"This survey is focused on the three months after Texas’ reopening of various businesses and finding the current state of the small business community since the reopening," he said. "It’s important for businesses to respond to the current situation for both economic and health care analysis. It will help in maximizing the continued response of both government and epidemiologists and health care professionals."

Business owners and managers in six Lake Houston-area ZIP codes—77044, 77338, 77339, 77345, 77346 and 77396—are being asked to complete the survey by Sept. 9. The survey can be accessed here, and it takes roughly six minutes to complete.

If 100 individuals participate, Mitchell said, Texas A&M University will create a dashboard outlining the local anonymous results of the survey. The dashboard will help the chamber and LHEDP determine the current and future needs of the Lake Houston-area business community related to the pandemic, he said.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.



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