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Looking out 20 years, what does a healthy and vibrant economy in Sandpoint look like to you? Be specific.
Through initial outreach during the Fall, we asked the community to start thinking about what they love about Sandpoint and to reflect on the values articulated in the existing 2009 Comprehensive Plan. Of the following, what are the top 3 that are most important for you?
What should Sandpoint be doing to help support these shared values?
Economic Diversity Goal: Create a vibrant and diverse economy in Sandpoint. Please rate the importance of each of the following policies. (1=not important, 5=very important)?
Please comment about the economic diversity goal and policies. Are there any policies that you feel are missing from the list above?
Neighboring Communities Goal: Join with neighboring communities to strengthen the regional economy. Please rate the importance of each of the following policies. (1=not important, 5=very important)?
Please comment about the neighboring communities goal and policies. Are there any policies that you feel are missing from the list above?
Workforce Needs Goal: Provide Sandpoint workers with affordable housing options near jobs, public transportation, and non-motorized transportation options. Please rate the importance of each of the following policies. (1=not important, 5=very important)?
Please comment about the workforce needs goal and policies. Are there any policies that you feel are missing from the list above?
Downtown Revitalization: Support downtown Sandpoint’s historic role as a major economic, social, and civic center of Bonner County. (1=not important, 5=very important)?
Please comment about the downtown revitalization goal and policies. Are there any policies that you feel are missing from the list above?
What is your current employment status?
What is your occupation/profession?
Where do you work?
On a normal day, how long is your morning commute to work?
Do you commute into or out of Sandpoint?
If you commute from outside of Sandpoint to work or school what is the reason (choose all that apply):
If you live in Sandpoint and commute to a job outside of Sandpoint, please tell us why.
What are the most important economic development priorities (check all that apply):
What industries should be the top economic development priority (choose up to three):
Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement below (with 1 being not satisfied and 5 being very satisfied):
Of the needs identified in the previous question we want to know which are the most important to you. Please select how important each action is for you (with 1 being not important and 5 being very important).
What types of products and services would you like to have available in Sandpoint?
Where do you primarily shop?
Where do you go to get the following services?
What are the biggest deterrents to shopping locally in Sandpoint for goods or services (choose as many as apply)?
What would incentivize you to shop locally?
Is there any feedback you would like to share regarding economic development within the City of Sandpoint?
Do you own a business in Sandpoint city limits? (pick one)?
If you own a business, which of the following best describes your business?
If you own or have owned a business in Sandpoint, please choose your level of agreement with the following statements (with 1 being strongly disagree and 5 being strongly agree).
How can the City support local business owners?
Using the numbered areas in the map above, identify where you live in Sandpoint. If you do not live in the Sandpoint city limits, please select the city or area in which you live:
Tell us a little about your relationship with the City of Sandpoint. Check all that apply:
What is your age?
What is your annual household income?
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