Local business survey shows impact of COVID-19 in Cook CountyApr 28, 2020 10:17AM ● By Editor
In April, Cook County businesses were asked to take a survey on the impact they were feeling from the COVID-19 pandemic by the Cook County Chamber of Commerce. The survey was a snapshot of how businesses were coping when the survey was taken. The survey received a total 184 responses, indicating the survey was taken by a large percentage of Cook County businesses. And respondents reported their businesses covered a wide spectrum of different industries or business sectors. Here is some of what business owners and managers reported.
- 54.9% of responding businesses said they were still operating, while 45.1% said they were not.
- 85.5% of businesses said they are still receiving supplies.
- 46% of businesses said their employee count has changed since the COVID-19 outbreak
- Respondants were split regarding their access to lines of credit, with 50.2% saying they had access while 49.7% did not.
More information on the survey can be found on the Cook County Chamber of Commerce by following this link. https://www.cookcountychamber.org/staying_alive_through_covid