Results of the Laramie Main Street Survey
Laramie Main Street, in partnership with the Albany County Tourism Board and Laramie Chamber Business Alliance, surveyed the community to collect data on how consumers felt local Laramie businesses, retailers, and restaurants could best serve its patrons during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The survey opened March 20th and 490 people responded in the ten day collection period. Respondents ranged in age from 18 to over 75.
At the time of the survey, 62 percent of respondents are concerned or extremely concerned about the coronavirus and over 82 percent of respondents experienced alterations to their work routine.
Results showed consumers are most interested in creative dining options. This includes large demand for curbside pickup and local delivery, but also interest in purchasing wholesale pantry staples from food businesses. Delivery and curbside options through retail establishments are also in high demand.
The survey prompted respondents to write in other ideas or incentives that would be helpful to them at this time, resulting in five main concerns:
- Online options where consumers can shop full inventory and pay online
- Awareness of health precautions
- Delivery and curbside that is safe and easy, especially for alcohol
- Businesses individually engaging with their audiences
- The ability to support service workers and the elderly
If you wish to view the collected data in detail please follow this link here.