PKED will be embarking on the region’s third Annual Business Count in May 2022.

Beginning in May 2022, PKED began conducting a brief voluntary count that will provide valuable insight into the region’s economy. It is important that data is collected from as many businesses in the community as possible to establish a healthy benchmark for local employers, planners and workforce.

The business count will ask questions such as:

  • How many people do you employ?
  • What is the square footage of your business?
  • Do you import or export?
  • What is the legal status and ownership of your company?

The business count data will:

  • Provide a valuable annual snapshot of the region's business community
  • Identify vacant properties and spaces for new and existing businesses to locate, supporting the region's main streets, business corridors and storefronts
  • Provide improved regional workforce data
  • Assist in making better informed decisions related to job growth, workforce development, business opportunities and community development initiatives

Employment data is being collected with four objectives:

  1. To establish a solid and dependable employment database
  2. To update our internal business directory
  3. To facilitate the regular collection of employment data in the future
  4. To enhance communication channels with busines

For more info on data collection and to view FAQ’s visit:

or review the full PKED Business Count Report 2021.