Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) is urging all local business owners, including those who were impacted by the shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, to take the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force Economic Recovery Business Survey.
“The past year has been a difficult one for everyone,” Thomas said. “However, it is time to focus on the future. We need to hear from you, our local businesses, about how Pennsylvania can help them to recover from the last 11 months, as well as how we can grow going forward.”
Pennsylvania’s business owners are being invited to tell state House Republicans what they need to recover from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I met with a great many of our small business owners during the last year to understand how the shutdowns crippled our businesses,” said Thomas, who is a member of the task force. “Now the task force needs to hear from you. I urge you to take the survey and share your experiences so we can craft legislation to prevent this from happening again and to help our businesses recover.”
“This survey is about ensuring our business owners have the voice they deserve and, frankly, have earned through their communities to taking care of their employees and trying to serve their communities in the midst of this pandemic,” said House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin). “Working together, we can make Pennsylvania the ‘envy of the east’ when it comes to economic recovery.”
The brief survey seeks information about each respondent’s business or industry and then invites feedback about the challenges facing that business or industry, the type of assistance that would be most beneficial, the one most impactful thing state government could do to support future success, and any other ideas to kickstart the commonwealth’s recovery.
Responses to the survey will be reviewed by the Policy Committee and Economic Recovery Task Force as they work to develop initiatives to expedite the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and related mitigation efforts.
The survey is available at PAHouseGOP.com. It will remain open for responses through March 19.