Elkins Main Street seeks community input in new poll | News, Sports, Jobs


ELKINS – Local authorities are seeking advice from the community on what kind of restaurants, businesses and housing the town of Elkins needs.

Elkins Main Street conducts an online survey “Identify and profile the types of restaurants and drinking places and retail establishments that could be preferred for expansion and recruitment to better serve Elkins, and to assess the demand for new and rehabilitated housing in the downtown “ indicates a press release.

“There are opportunities in downtown Elkins to develop current businesses and accommodate new businesses. This tool will help Elkins Main Street and other partners showcase the possibilities Elkins has to offer, while also sharing what the community wants with potential businesses, ” said Madalyn Higgins, director of Elkins Main Street. “This valuable information could be the turning point for a potential new business at Elkins.”

The program includes a market snapshot and a community survey. The market overview identifies market potential and regional demographics details, and can be found at Downtownelkins.com/downtown-survey/.

The survey is available by going to https://4eyes.io/s/7k3kA/. Elkins Main Street will be collecting responses until October 19. The results of the poll will be published on November 5 on social media.

“Elkins Main Street will use the Contribution to help promote development opportunities, profile business candidates and refine our corporate retention, expansion and recruiting strategies.” reads the press release.

“Using our updated secondary market data, a project team developed several types of potential businesses to target in the Top Prospects survey.” the output continues. “It’s a chance to gather answers on what the community wants and what the community will support in Elkins. This survey only takes about six minutes and all information is collected anonymously. A larger set of answers will provide the best results.

For additional questions or if you are having technical difficulties, contact Higgins at [email protected] or call 304-637-4803.

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