The results of the High Desert Survey will be revealed in a live-stream on Facebook and YouTube on Sunday, October 4, 2020, beginning at 11:00 am. The event will include presentations, information, and ways for residents to turn around the issues revealed by the survey.
“People keep saying, I love the High Desert, but there are a lot of issues that need to be taken care of,” said Dr. Barbara Sirotnik, Professor of Statistics, Business Analytics, and Supply Chain Management at CSU San Bernardino. “Are the issues unique to the High Desert? No, but it’s important that the community comes together…to solve the issues.”
There were over 13,000 responses to the survey, which was issued in August of 2019. The live-stream will showcase the findings from this survey and be moderated by Mr. Joseph W. Brady of the Bradco Companies. The survey results were analyzed by Dr. Barbara Sirotnik and by economist Dr. John Husing, Ph. D., who then created a strategy report. The Strategy Report will clearly show what the region needs to do to turn the High Desert’s issues around and point out what will happen if action is not taken.
After noticing a steep decline in the local economy due to higher poverty rates, higher homeless rates, increased drug use, and a lack of an educated workforce and quality jobs, Brady and several business owners created the High Desert Survey to start the process of turning things around. The survey was available to every resident in the High Desert region. It began on August 1, 2019, and was completed on September 15, 2019, with over 13,000 responses from the High Desert Community (Mojave River Valley). Dr. Barbara Sirotnik conducted the survey with California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. John Husing, a renowned, well respected, and well-known economics, was contracted to use this data to write a report. Dr. Husing’s report cost $50,000, and the cost of the Survey was $16,700, both of which have been paid in full by local business owners and community leaders.
The live-stream presentation via social media hopes to have 10,000 or more participants from the High Desert (Mojave River Valley) region. For more information, visit their website HighDesertSurvey.com or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/highdesertsurvey.