Surveying COVID-19’s Impact on Long Island’s Downtowns: Rauch Foundation Seeking Input from Business Owners
The Rauch Foundation released a new survey earlier this month to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Long Island’s business and downtown districts, as well as to inform recommendations on how to speed recovery. The survey aims to gather insight directly from business owners and is available online in both English and Spanish.
Business Owners may access the survey in English and Spanish here:
The survey takes between 5-10 minutes to complete and will be available through November 30, 2020. It includes questions about how stores were managing the changing retail environment prior to COVID, how the pandemic impacted their bottom line and what types of remedies and solutions owners would embrace to make their businesses more sustainable going forward.
Prior to 2019, the Long Island Index was published by the Rauch Foundation for 15 years. That report consistently studied downtown communities, along with what made them thrive and what types of investments were effective in catalyzing future growth. The Foundation aims to put that experience back in play to help the Long Island community navigate today’s circumstances and tomorrow’s solutions with a full report and analysis of the survey results expected in early 2021.
About the Rauch Foundation:
The Rauch Foundation (www.rauchfoundation.org) is a Long Island-based family foundation that invests in ideas and organizations that spark and sustain early success in children and systemic change in our communities. The Foundation was established in 1961 by Louis Rauch and Philip Rauch, Jr. Funding for the Foundation was made possible by the success of the Ideal Corporation, an auto parts manufacturer founded in 1913 by their father, Philip Rauch, Sr.