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Business Impact of COVID-19 Follow-Up Survey

by Thunda

The Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawaiʻi (UHERO) and Chambers of Commerce across Hawaiʻi are partnering to field a survey to study the business impact of COVID-19. The partnering Chambers include the Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Island Chamber of Commerce, Kauaʻi Chamber of Commerce and Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce.  All businesses are encouraged to participate in this follow-up survey, whether or not they participated in the initial survey.

The initial survey conducted in April, found that one in four Hawaiʻi businesses anticipate closing even after receiving PPP loans. This follow-up survey measures changes in employment and employee wages, monthly revenue and revenue sources, current state of operations and plan for trans-Pacific tourism opeining, impact of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and business outlook.

“Much has changed since our last survey,” UHERO Executive Director Carl Bonham said. “The PPP program was expanded and modified, the Kamaʻaina economy has re-opened, and tourism is expected to begin a gradual re-opening next month. This survey will provide invaluable information about what businesses are experiencing on the ground and how the changing environment is affecting their expectations.” 

Businesses can take the survey at 

Please contact Philip Garboden at UHERO with any questions at 215-880-7715 or

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