eCities for Business

While the eCities project focuses on assisting local governments, the voice of the business community and their needs are also critical components of the project. To help local governments better understand the business perspective, iLabs has created the eCities Business Survey.

Businesses are invited to complete this two-minute survey that focuses on:

  • The opinions of businesses about what local factors are important to organizations as they locate and remain in a community
  • Learning, firsthand from business, what local governments can do to support business growth and future successes in their community

Responses are entirely confidential and anonymous and will only be reported in aggregate. A summary of the results will be available at the conclusion of the study. For more information please contact Nicole Mangis at  

The 2012 eCities Business Retention Survey is now open for Michigan businesses. You can access the survey here:

Take the Business Retention Survey


Below is an excerpt  from the 2010 Business Survey. The chart highlights the methods of communication that businesses indicated they most prefered by their community. For a more detailed summary of the 2010 Business survey findings please Click Here.