Have you shared your rural challenges on our survey yet?

What challenges do you face in your community and business?

SaveYour.Town (Becky McCray and I) have had over 1400 people have share their rural challenges with us since 2015.

With all the change we’ve been through, have your priorities changed? We’d like your help to get an updated view of the challenges to your community and your business, and what’s working well or not so much.

The survey is open to rural people globally: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or any other country. If you live or work in small towns, we’d love to hear from you.

Start the survey

Why your answers matter

Every small town has its own set of assets, issues and opportunities. You get a chance to tell us your community challenges and your assets, as well as what projects and ideas you’re trying.

Small Biz Survival and SaveYour.Town use the results to create practical steps that help you shape a better future for your town. Other organizations like government agencies and regional utilities use the results to better serve rural people. Your responses also get shared in articles and media stories without ever identifying you personally.

Tell others about the Survey

The more people who answer the survey, the better.

You can share this survey to your friends, followers, subscribers, readers, or organizations you belong to. You can put it in your newsletter, on social media, on your website or anywhere else you think rural people will be likely to find it. You can share this link: 

Would you like to interview either one of us? We’d love that! Send an email to

The survey will close to new responses on December 31, 2022. UPDATE: Deadline extended to January 31, 2023!

Get the survey results

Results will be posted on our Survey of Rural Challenges page. You can also sign up for our newsletters to get all the updates.

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