Businesses can complete survey to win money

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority asks businesses across the state to respond to a COVID-19 economic impact survey.

The survey includes 17 questions about how businesses have been impacted by the pandemic. Organizers ask that businesses take the survey no matter how hard it has been impacted, as it can help shape how the state responds to business neeeds.

“We decided to launch a small business grant opportunity, and businesses that complete the surveys through April 30 will be entered for a chance to win a $1,250 grant to support their operational expense,” said deputy director Jina Belcher.

You can find the survey at

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