VALDEZ BUSINESS SURVEY SHOWS BUSINESS DOWN CONSIDERABLY DUE TO COVID-19

The City of Valdez and Mayor’s COVID-19 Economic Task force commissioned a survey of businesses. More than 100 Valdez owners and managers, representing 900 workers, responded to the survey. Here are some of the stats from respondents:
* Employers have already laid off 19.5% of their total workforce due to COVID
* Valdez business revenue was down 48% on average in 2020 so far, compared to same period in 2019
* 19% of respondents say they are at risk for closing permanently

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