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File #: 2722-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/12/2013 In control: Workforce Development Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2013 Final action: 12/11/2013
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter a contract with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of drafting and implementing a small business survey; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $20,000.00 from the Jobs Growth Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($20,000.00)
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce (Columbus Chamber) for the purpose of implementing the Columbus Small Business Survey. The purpose of the project is to better understand the needs of small businesses (1 to 50 employees) in Columbus relative to overall business environment, city services and workforce quality, recruitment, retention and training needs. The results of the survey will be used to improve and develop programs for small businesses.

The Columbus Chamber has evolved to become the largest business services organization and primary advocate for the Columbus Region business community. Founded over 130 years ago, the Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions to help businesses thrive. The Chamber will work with the City of Columbus to conduct outreach and help market the survey to a variety of business groups and stakeholders that can further enhance the response rate. After the survey is completed, the Columbus Chamber will analyze the data and present the results in the form of a concise report and a PowerPoint presentation.

Emergency action is requested to allow the survey process to begin immediately so that programs to develop and improve small businesses can be made available in a timely manner.

FISCAL IMPACT: This legislation authorizes the expenditure of $20,000 from the 2013 Jobs Growth Fund.


Title

To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter a contract with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of drafting and implementing a small business survey; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $20,000.00 from the Jobs Growth Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($20,000.00)


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WHEREAS, the City of Columbus desires to conduct a small business survey for the purpose of better understanding the needs of the small business (1 to 50 employees); and

WHEREAS, the Columbus...

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