Business Climate

Business climate indicates how state, regional and local policies, relationships, and local communities support business development. A good business climate allows businesses to conduct their operations with minimal interference while accessing high-quality inputs and customers at low costs. No business climate is perfect for every kind of business. Specific attributes of a local economy allow investors and stakeholders to find fewer risks and higher returns when compared to other places. Business opinions or satisfaction surveys enable businesses to share their perceptions and suggestions about local government, specific public issues, and the various services provided to them by their governing body. These include the mayor, city council, city staff, and other elected & appointed officials.

About the City of Southlake Business Climate Survey

During the adoption process of the Southlake 2035: Economic Development Master Plan, the Community Enhancement and Development Corporation (CEDC) and the City Council adopted a policy goal to evaluate the Citys’ services and economic programs by conducting an annual business climate & satisfaction survey. In 2019, staff developed a survey program to improve services & programs for the local business community. It also assisted the City in obtaining a better understanding of local business trends and the business environment.

The business climate survey acquires the following information: current business data, a better understanding of the business environment, how to improve organizational processes, enhance programs targeted towards assisting businesses, and develop better communication between the City and the business community. The results and findings of the survey are then analyzed and presented in a report. Previous years’ survey reports are accessible below.

  2020 Business Climate Survey

The 2022 Business Climate Survey is Now Open

The 2022 Southlake Business Climate Survey launched in March of 2022. All Southlake business owners, managers, presidents, and CEO’s are encouraged to participate in this survey and share their opinions about today’s economic environment, City services, and other business-related topics. Businesses can take the survey online from their smartphones or computers. Knowing that time is one of the most important things for businesses, the survey is set up to take no more than five minutes to complete. The businesses can then choose to answer additional questions to assist the City further or simply submit their answers. The survey closes Friday, April 15.

Click the graphic, link, or snap the QR code from your phone to take the survey.

Business Climate Survey Logo  

Survey Link: 2022 Business Climate Survey