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eCities for Business



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 a 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


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.