The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is once again planning to conduct a national survey of independent businesses this year. Each January for the last six years, ILSR has worked in partnership with Local First Arizona and other independent business groups to survey thousands of locally owned, independent businesses across all 50 states and nearly every sector of the economy (retail, services, food, manufacturing, etc.). These surveys have provided concrete data demonstrating the impact of our collective efforts to shift how people think and act. The findings are typically cited in over 100 news stories each year, helping to validate and spread the pro-indie message. Additionally, the ILSR Survey helps us understand the local business climate right here in Arizona. We gleaned some interesting results from last year's survey that showed Local First Arizona's efforts have had a a positive impact on Arizona's local economy (you can read more here).
The more businesses that participate in the survey, the more meaningful the results will be! Have your voice heard, and participate in the 2014 Independent Business Survey!
Interested in reading past survey results? Click here to see ILSR surveys from 2008 - 2013.