The Greenwood Economic Development Commission wants to assess city residents who are working from home to determine how long they intend to work remotely and to find out what types of local businesses they use.
The commission is partnering with Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance to conduct the study.
“We want to get an idea of how many residents are working remotely and the impact it might have on services such as broadband, parks, even down to the local coffee shops,” said Amanda Rubadue, Aspire Vice President of Economic Development.
Rubadue says companies looking to locate in Greenwood have started asking for information about residents working remotely during the COVID pandemic.
Aspire and Greenwood EDC are attempting to gather new data for the contemporary work trend.
“We do not have information to project if and when residents will return to an office. This workforce trend has the potential to impact commercial and residential development,” said Aspire President and Chief Executive Officer Christian Maslowski.
Rubadue said while portions of the survey may be made public, it is being conducted primarily for use by the commission and by Aspire, which will use it for marketing purposes to attract new businesses.
The study is expected to take six weeks. Postcards were mailed last week to residents with a link they can use to respond online.
Click here to learn more about the survey.