Over the last four decades, the Main Street America Network has painstakingly measured the impact of our work. Those numbers help us articulate the value of our work and make the case for the economic benefit of investing in Main Streets. It’s no exaggeration to say that data is a big part of the reason that our Main Street network thrives.
Now, I’m asking for your help in gathering more data - this time to help us understand the threats faced by our small businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, we need to understand our business’ ability to withstand what may be several months of suppressed revenue and we need to understand what kinds of support programs will have the most impact.
In short, strong data will make us stronger advocates to Congress, to state legislators, and to our local elected officials in explaining the kind of resources needed by small businesses to weather the storm.
Please consider filling out this survey by the end of today, March 6.