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County panel surveying how COVID-19 is hurting businesses

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Nassau County’s Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council is asking business owners to fill out a confidential survey to gauge how the COVID-19 outbreak is hurting small, medium and big businesses throughout the county.

Survey data will be sent to state officials, including Governor Cuomo, to ensure that Long Island receives future assistance dollars that it might be entitled to, Kevin Law, executive director of the Long Island Association, said Friday during a LIA webinar to help businesses survive the coronavirus outbreak.  

County Executive Laura Curran created the advisory council, and appointed Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz and Nassau Industrial Development Agency Chairman Richard Kessel to head it up. 

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete, and asks questions on how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected businesses’ employees, finances and operations.  

“Working together as a business community will be critical to our future success once the crisis subsides,” said Kessel, who added that the IDA is reviewing proposals from development firms to advise the county on economic recovery.

The survey may be found at hofstra.edu/economicimpact, with responses due by April 1. 

For more, go to nassauida.org