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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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IEDA collaborated with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) – Institute for Decision Making and Strategic Marketing Services on a series of statewide surveys of how micro to major businesses are being impacted by COVID-19.

The first 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 was conducted May 14-29 to understand the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Iowa businesses and organizations.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The full executive summary is available here. [PDF]
SURVEY TRACKING: Final responses by county as of May 29 at 5:00 p.m.

IEDA will use survey results to form public policy on recovery and growth, including potential resources for businesses.

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

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