STATE’S SMALL-BUSINESS SURVEY WILL HELP DETERMINE BEST PLAN FOR SANDY RELIEF
By Melinda Caliendo/NJBIZ
December 17, 2012
Small-business owners have a chance to voice their concerns and ideas to the state that could help them get the assistance they need after Hurricane Sandy.
Along with the state Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the state’s Business Action Center created a business impact assessment for owners who were affected by the storm.
“Helping small businesses means helping the backbone of our economy statewide — and particularly in the hardest-hit shore communities, where our small businesses are a foundation of our way of life,” Gov. Chris Christie said Friday, when announcing the survey. “This business impact survey will help us better understand what resources these businesses need to get back to normal operations, whether it’s low-interest loans, streamlining the permitting process or identifying emerging issues and concerns.”