In an effort to determine the needs of our business owners during the current COVID-19 crisis, the Town of San Anselmo’s Economic Development Committee is conducting a needs assessment survey. Information obtained from this survey will be used immediately to develop a plan on how best to help our businesses through this crisis, now and in the future.

When filling out the online survey, you have the option to remain anonymous, or provide us with your contact information for future outreach.  Thank you for taking time to complete this survey. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact us at

EDC Sends County Health Officer Results of Needs Assessment Survey

On May 20th the Economic Development Committee (EDC) urged the Public Health Officer to consider the EDC survey data regarding the potentially permanent economic impact of the current restrictions in our Town and to adopt revisions to the COVID-19 order that would permit a larger number of businesses to open with appropriate safety protocols in place. See the letter here.

Highlights of the 152 survey responses shared with Dr. Willis:

  • Over 50% of respondents had been in business more than 10 years
  • Nearly 55% of respondents stated that their business revenue had declined more than 75% as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions
  • Nearly 30% of respondents answered that at the current level of restriction, they risked permanent closure of their businesses in less than two months, with another 35% estimating permanent closure in three to five months.
  • Nearly 67% reported no online sales presence