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What does a return to Evanston mean to you?

Business leaders encourage the Northwestern community to share thoughts on local economic recovery
The City of Evanston wants to know what Northwestern community members think.

In an effort to lead Evanston out of the COVID-19 pandemic, local leaders are banding together on a new economic recovery taskforce aimed at reinvigorating commercial activity across the area.

Share your thoughts: Take a survey on the return to Evanston

Created by the City of Evanston and including representatives from government, business, healthcare, non-profit and higher education institutions, the taskforce will contribute strategic and tactical recommendations to business and community leaders on how to accelerate the City’s economic well-being, including a coordinated workforce development strategy, financial wellness initiatives and affordable housing policies.

The City encourages members of the Northwestern community to participate in a survey gauging how people think about their return and what changes might impact their experiences in the future.

“Northwestern is a vital part of the Evanston community,” said Craig Johnson, executive vice president of Northwestern and a member of the taskforce. “Our students, faculty and staff are important economic drivers here. And by understanding what our community would like to see, the taskforce may be able to make suggestions that will help the City provide experiences that are valuable to the University community as well.”

Economic recovery survey

The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Participation and all answers will be anonymous. Those who complete the survey by Friday, Oct. 29, will become eligible for a chance to win a $20 VISA gift card.