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COVID-19 Surveys and Research

Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is gathering resources and information that may be of use to partners across Iowa.

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The COVID-19 virus continues to impact Iowa communities and cause the interruption of business. Iowa-based SPPG + Essman Research is closely monitoring Iowans' thoughts and sentiment in regards to the pandemic. Click here to see more results from the survey data, collected April 27-30, 2020.

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IEDA collaborated with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) – Institute for Decision Making and Strategic Marketing Services on a statewide census of how micro to major businesses are being impacted by COVID-19. The survey was conducted from March 17-23 with businesses from all of Iowa’s 99 counties and industry sectors participating.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The full executive summary is available here. [PDF]
SURVEY TRACKING: Final responses by county as of March 23 at 5:00 p.m. [PDF] and tracking map.

A second survey is in progress to understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Iowa businesses and organizations. IEDA will use survey results to form public policy on recovery and growth, including potential resources for businesses.

The follow-up survey is now closed and results will be shared soon.

SECOND SURVEY RESPONSE: See survey response by area(Updated in real time.)


The Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) has been conducting a phone survey to obtain a better understanding of the needs of Iowa companies and better connect them to appropriate resources. Iowa businesses continue to be concerned about COVID-19 impacts on revenue, workforce and employee well-being.

SURVEY RESULTS: View survey results as of May 22.


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Program Contact(s)
UNI Institute for Decision Making
Drew Conrad

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