The chairman of Community Board 12’s Economic Development Committee said a series of new business-oriented initiatives will be coming out in the next few weeks and months.
Speaking on Feb. 19 at CB 12’s regular meeting at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center in St. Albans, Committee Chairman Glenn Greenidge said they hope to soon have a comprehensive survey. He said they will craft it to be in-depth.
“Most business surveys ask ‘Do you like this? Do you like that,’” Greenidge said. “We want to have appreciative inquiry questions. We don’t want a survey that just elicits yes and no answers.”
He said the aim is not only to get a list of changes business owners want to see but also what they consider to be assets in the district’s business community.
He said they also are working on forming one or more merchants’ associations, and forming a community credit union.
Those interested in further information may contact Greenidge through the Community Board office in Jamaica at (718) 658-3308.