Dear Entrepreneurs and Innovators in Erie County:

The Economic Research Institute of Erie in the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend is conducting our 2017 Annual Survey on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the local region.  You may complete the Survey here: 2017 Entrepreneurship & Innovation Survey.1
The purpose of this Survey is to gain your insights into the entrepreneurial and innovative culture within Erie County, Pennsylvania. The responses provided will be used to estimate the amount of innovative and entrepreneurial activity occurring in Erie County, and to track its evolution over time.  Since entrepreneurship and innovation are vital for long-term growth, dynamism, and economic prosperity, an important task is to gauge the extent and progress of these activities in our community.

The Survey should take no more than about 15 minutes, so we hope you will participate.  It will provide very important statistical information that we will tabulate, analyze, and disseminate to the community.  All answers are completely anonymous and will be kept strictly confidential; only aggregate information will be released for publication.  If you can participate, we would appreciate it if you could complete the Survey by Monday, July 24th.
Your participation is completely voluntary. You may end your participation at any time, and/or choose not to answer specific questions.  (Apologies if you receive more than one invitation to complete this Survey.  Please complete the Survey only once.)
Statement of Confidentiality: Your confidentiality will be kept to the degree permitted by the technology being used. No guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties. Completion and submission of this survey implies your consent to participate in this research. Please keep this form for your records.

You must be 18 years of age or older to consent to take part in this research study.

Only continue with the survey if you agree to take part in this research study and agree to the information outlined above.
If you have any concerns or questions about the Survey, you are welcome to contact me directly at the Economic Research Institute of Erie in the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend.  My office telephone number is (814) 898-6265, or you can reach one of my research assistants at (814) 898-7150.

Please follow this link to the Survey: 2017 Entrepreneurship & Innovation Survey.1
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