OSWEGO, NY – New York Sea Grant and the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations have extended the deadline for returning the 2014 Business Retention and Expansion surveys to May 30.
Any recreation or tourism-related business owner who would like to participate may request a printed survey form or the electronic survey link from the NYSG office at 315-312-3042.
The surveys are the first step in a new initiative evaluating the business climate in Oswego County to assist existing businesses and businesses interested in expanding within the county.
‘Existing businesses create up to 86 percent of all new jobs, so it’s important to examine the needs of those locally-owned businesses already committed to Oswego County,’ said Mary Penney, Coastal Community Development Specialist for New York Sea Grant.
The Oswego County Recreation and Tourism BR&E Task Force includes representatives from diverse segments of the economy, including the business, government, tourism, and planning sectors. The group focused on professional development, promotion and customer demographics to develop the survey.
The survey data will be tabulated and examined for ways to assist recreation and tourism businesses in Oswego County with operations and potential expansion plans.
The Oswego County Recreation and Tourism BR&E task force members represent the Fort Brewerton/Greater Oneida Lake Chamber of Commerce, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Tug Hill Commission, Operation Oswego County, Inc., Oswego County Promotion and Tourism, New York Sea Grant, and the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Public Relations.