Northern Gila County EDCBusiness Survey            Prepared as a free public service by           Ernie Borgoyne – Rim Vie...
Background•         Northern Gila County Economic Development Corporation         (NGCEDC) was established to:          – ...
Summary•        Survey Population          – All public and private businesses in Northern Gila County•        Survey Samp...
Business LocationPhysical Location / Home Based or Storefront        Some businesses                                      ...
Business ClassificationMy Business can best be classified as                                                              ...
Revenue Source and Months                                                            Majority of the revenue comes from   ...
Public TransportationBetween these communities would help my business                                                     ...
Business FactorsThese issues are currently affecting my business     No Opinion vs.     Some Opinion    Higher opinion   l...
Education and TrainingMy Business would benefit with training in:                                                         ...
Most Significant Issues affectingEconomic Development•        Payson            –        Sustainable and Diversified Emplo...
Most Significant Issues affectingEconomic Development•        Pine/Strawberry            –        Promotion of community a...
Most Significant Issues affectingEconomic Development•        260 East Corridor            Need jobs - 2 *            –   ...
Most Significant Issues affectingEconomic Development•        Tonto Basin          – The current economy - 2 *          – ...
Summary and Conclusions •         13% of the respondents indicated they are struggling with           maintaining a storef...
Summary and Conclusions (cont’d)•        Construction is a significant segment of our local economy          – Aside from ...
Summary and Conclusions (cont’d)• Some interest in expansion of  public transportation:     bli t       t ti   – Within Pa...
Summary and Conclusions (cont’d)• Somewhat diverse issues expressed from each region   – Payson and the 260 east corridor ...
Proposed Actions for NCGEDC•        Inventory and measure important business factors (see slide 8)          – Publish on N...
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NGCEDC business survey

  1. 1. Northern Gila County EDCBusiness Survey Prepared as a free public service by Ernie Borgoyne – Rim View Consulting 602-571-7983 (in association with Ceptara.com) Rim View Consulting Slide 1 Ernie Borgoyne Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  2. 2. Background• Northern Gila County Economic Development Corporation (NGCEDC) was established to: – Encourage and Cultivate: Quality Economic Development, Quality Employment Opportunities, Community Improvements throughout the area of Northern Gila County; – Help facilitate: Attraction of new businesses, Retention and expansion of existing businesses; and – Foster an environment supportive of businesses throughout Northern Gila County• With these objectives in mind a survey was commissioned – The purpose was to gain the business communitys perspective on various topics that are critical to the success of the NGCEDC mission. Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 22 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  3. 3. Summary• Survey Population – All public and private businesses in Northern Gila County• Survey Sample – Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce member email list = 353 – Tonto Basin Chamber of Commerce member email list = 38 – Additional non-members = 5 – Total Responses = 93 (23%)• Some Respondents indicated multiple business classifications and locations – These were treated as if they were separate responses and their opinions were tallied for each response in the totals Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 33 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  4. 4. Business LocationPhysical Location / Home Based or Storefront Some businesses •Forest Lakes Forest •Star Valley •Tonto Basin have identified •Show Low •Punkin Center •Mesa Del Caballo multiple business •Christopher Creek •Rye •Rim Trails classifications per location • 13% said maintaining a sto e o t bus ess is a c a e ge – due to: 3% sa d a ta g storefront business s challenge to – Business conditions – Building permit issues – How to pay for it – (Having to pay for) property taxes for both storefront and residence Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 44 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  5. 5. Business ClassificationMy Business can best be classified as Business Classifications are based on the North American Industry Classification System Codes (NAICSC) Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 55 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  6. 6. Revenue Source and Months Majority of the revenue comes from Other Sources: local residents and local business • Newcomers • Donors Tourism potential appears to be • Primarily Valley residents underdeveloped • Medicare and AHCCCS recipients • As a writer, I work with clients across US • 3rd Party Reimbursement • Residents Arizona & other states • F d l State, private funders Federal, St t i t f d • Business & Consumers within Gila County • Taxes & donations We are a very seasonal economy Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 66 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  7. 7. Public TransportationBetween these communities would help my business Circled charts show a lower % of “no i i ” d “ opinion” and negative support, ti t and higher % of positive support Negative Support Positive Support Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 77 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  8. 8. Business FactorsThese issues are currently affecting my business No Opinion vs. Some Opinion Higher opinion levels suggest a prioritized list of potential areas to inventory and measure in a scorecard Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 88 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  9. 9. Education and TrainingMy Business would benefit with training in: Other Training Identified • Customer service • Outreach tools • Mortuary college y g • Office and Food Service skills • Work Ethics • non-profit training • Basic Accounting and Tax training • Health care •KKeep government out of it and let free t t f dl tf enterprise work y • 4 year COLLEGE Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 99 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  10. 10. Most Significant Issues affectingEconomic Development• Payson – Sustainable and Diversified Employment – 17 * – Overregulation by Government (fees, signage and other) – 8 * – Promotion of Industry and business (including ASU) to Payson – 7 * – Master plan for progress as a community effort - 6 * – Cost of Doing Business (including affordable commercial property, financing) - 5 * – Affordability (housing, real-estate and cost of living) – 4 * real estate – Property taxes (disproportionate between north and south Gila County) - 3 * – Promotion of Local Business – 3 * – Housing Values decline - 2 * – Workforce/Labor Pool - 2 * – Economic Uncertainty – Lack of consistent growth * Number of times identified – Blue Ridge – Education Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 1010 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  11. 11. Most Significant Issues affectingEconomic Development• Pine/Strawberry – Promotion of community as a destination (lack of identity, awareness) - 4 * – Sustainable Employment - 3 * – Master plan for progress as a community effort (lack of trust) – 2 * – Local business support by part-timers – Costs and regulations to build commercial buildings – Qualified and Dependable Labor Pool – Loss of Tourism (due to closed parks) – Property taxes – Loss of personal wealth (due to home values) – Economic Uncertainty (gas prices) – Corrupt federal and state government * Number of times identified Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 1111 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  12. 12. Most Significant Issues affectingEconomic Development• 260 East Corridor Need jobs - 2 * – – overall economic down turn – Getting a loop around Payson to lessen the impact of weekend traffic – Taxes, Impact and Development Fees plus permitting and building code restrictions – TAXES & ECONOMY – Growth (Government makes it hard for growth, too many fees) – affordable housing• North Payson – Attitude of local residents towards "flatlanders" from Phoenix area. – Business (General) * Number of times identified Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 1212 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  13. 13. Most Significant Issues affectingEconomic Development• Tonto Basin – The current economy - 2 * – Labor Pool – Taxes – No one even knows we are here- say Tonto Basin and anyone not from close area says where? Need to Promote. – Business (General) * Number of times identified Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 1313 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  14. 14. Summary and Conclusions • 13% of the respondents indicated they are struggling with maintaining a storefront business for various reasons – These business owners are full time residents – They represent an important segment of local home grown entrepreneurs rather than the large corporate outside businesses • Majority of the revenue comes from local residents and local business – True for all regions and most business classifications (except real estate) – Emphasizes the need for a sustainable local economy • For example o y one manufacturing bus ess responded to t s su ey o e a p e only o e a u actu g business espo ded this survey • Tourism potential appears to be underdeveloped Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 1414 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  15. 15. Summary and Conclusions (cont’d)• Construction is a significant segment of our local economy – Aside from the general economic downturn: This may be a training and education issue to explain fee • Water/Wastewater fees impacting their profit options and codes p • Building codes impacting their growth • Availability of Commercial Land impacting their growth This should be inventoried Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 1515 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  16. 16. Summary and Conclusions (cont’d)• Some interest in expansion of public transportation: bli t t ti – Within Payson • Especially Payson respondents p y y p – Between Payson and Pine/Strawberry • E Especially Payson and i ll P d Pine/Strawberry Respondents Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 1616 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  17. 17. Summary and Conclusions (cont’d)• Somewhat diverse issues expressed from each region – Payson and the 260 east corridor is focused on developing a sustainable employment base and is concerned by overregulation and lack of community consensus with the master plan for accomplishing the objectives – Pine/Strawberry and Tonto Basin also concerned with local employment but want to promote their regions as a destination for tourists Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 1717 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
  18. 18. Proposed Actions for NCGEDC• Inventory and measure important business factors (see slide 8) – Publish on NCGEDC website• Establish business networking resource groups in each region – Use model being implemented within the Town of Payson• Coordinate community development priorities and projects – Seek means for economic support for these projects – Participate in development and promotion of local events (for example) • Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction • Fossil Creek Recreation area Development• Work with private education services, GCC and High School to identify and develop needed education and training Rim View ConsultingMotorola Confidential RestrictedMOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Slide 1818 4/27/2011 Ernie BorgoyneAll other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2005. Six Sigma Black Belt - ASQ CQE
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