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.