Pierce County Businesses Weigh in on Business Assistance Programs
Pierce County businesses say 2020 funding programs were helpful. However, many need more assistance to stay afloat. Survey results will inform our efforts to help businesses in Pierce County access the programs and services they need.
More than 1,700 business leaders representing businesses across all sectors located throughout the county completed the survey. Of businesses surveyed, the majority are small businesses with 77% having 10 or fewer employees. Additionally, 57% have been in business for 11 or more years, 17% for 6-10 years, and 26% for five years or less. Results showed that 51% of those that responded are women-owned businesses, 31% are minority-owned businesses, and 11% are veteran-owned.