Survey: Help IEDA Assess Impact of COVID-19

18 Mar 2020

Dear ABI Member,

Following a teleconference involving Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham and the ABI Board of Directors yesterday, the Director has asked that ABI members read the message below. 

Within the message is a link to a survey that will help assess COVID-19 impacts on ABI members and help in the development of assistance packages. Please review the message and complete the survey.

Thank you very much. And thank you for all you are doing for your employees and your customers during this difficult time.

Message from the IEDA:

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) needs to assess the impact of the pandemic in Iowa. To assist in these efforts, please complete this survey, developed by University of Northern Iowa - Institute for Decision Making, to tell us what your business is experiencing and how your business is handling the current crisis.

Please forward this link to businesses/attractions/organizations within your membership or communities.

IEDA will use the information collected in this survey to inform its public policy in response to the crisis, as well as potential assistance to businesses. The deadline to complete this survey is Monday, March 23 at 5 p.m.

Again, thank you for mobilizing and providing this information on such short notice. We will remain connected with you in the coming weeks to provide additional guidance as warranted.

Our thoughts are with all of you and our business community, and we remain confident the efforts we are undertaking today will mitigate the long-term impact on our economy.


Mike Ralston
ABI President