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GVDA and Chambers Launch COVID Impact Surveys

The Grass Valley Downtown Association and the local Chamber of Commerce offices are gathering information about the impact of the coronavirus on the economy. Downtown Association Executive Dorector Marni Marshall says her organization and the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce launched a ten question survey on April 25 asking about staffing, and sales as well as what sort of assistance businesses were actively seeking.

Listen to Marni Marshall

Marshall says that there are 240 busines in downtown historic business district, mostly on Mill and Main Streets.
As of Sunday, 99 business had responded to the survey. The highest volume is retail, but thriteen industries are represented.
Of the 99 respondants 28% are concerned they will go out of business and another 45 pecent say the financial impact is going to be significant, but a number of respondents they think they can survive.
Marshall says the number of business applying for assistance is relatively low but increasing as well as the those actually receiving funds.

Listen to Marni Marshall

Of those applying anywhere from two to eleven percent have received funds.
The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce has also sent out a survey to its membership.
The data being collected will be shared with governement and economic agencies as well to help provide support services such as developing an internet presence to assist businesses.

Links for Surveys:

Grass Valley: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6W35NFM
Nevada City: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KZ582NV

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