Sep 24 2010 FEDA 2010 Existing Business Initiative Report to the Community Released

FEDA has released a report summarizing the findings of the latest Fairfield Existing Business Initiative [FEBI], a committee-led outreach campaign of executive interviews and surveying of dozens of Fairfield employers, to the community. This report is the second iteration of the FEBI program, which was launched in 2008 in an effort by FEDA to better connect with existing Fairfield-area businesses, comes at a critical time for the community.

Data for the report was gathered through surveys sent to 35 Fairfield employers and through interviews with executives of 29 of the surveyed companies. The information was input and reports were generated via the eSynchronist economic development software FEDA has access to through a strategic regional relationship with the Area 15 Regional Planning Commission office. FEBI Committee members Pat Doyle, Craig Foss, Jodi Kerr, Lori Schaefer-Weaton and Dan Sullivan as well as FEDA staffers Willett and Samuel Busch carried out the interviewing over a three month period during the third quarter of 2010.

The report, which is available for download or in printed form at the FEDA office at 204 Broadway in Fairfield, contains survey data including ownership/management changes, expansion plans, workforce issues, legislative issues, union activity, utility and community services satisfaction levels, community strengths and weaknesses as a place to do business and more.

Get the full-color report here.

To read the entire media release here.

FEDA member?  Don’t bother printing out a color version; one is on the way to your mailbox.

For any questions or concerns please contact Brent Willett or Sam Busch at (641) 472-3436