Apr 11, 2019
Can the National Green Industry Survey Count on You?By Tim Hodson

The Green Industry Research Consortium will be launching the National Green Industry Survey this month.

The purpose of the survey is to document trends in production, marketing and retailing practices in the U.S. green industry. This will be the seventh time that this survey has been conducted since 1989.

The survey is distributed via mail and email (when available) to randomly selected wholesale and retail firms throughout the U.S. Participation in the survey is voluntary, anonymous and confidential.

“This is the 30th year that our research team has conducted this national study, so it is special for us to commemorate this significant milestone. But more importantly, the study has been the steady source of information that is not collected by any other entity and has served the industry in so many capacities,” states Charlie Hall, research member of the Green Industry Research Consortium.

He adds, “The National Green Industry Survey also provides much of the needed data for our economic impact study which is important in providing our industry trade associations with the ammunition they need to affect state and national policymaking affecting the future of the green industry.”

“The results of this survey enable our AmericanHort advocacy team to educate members of Congress, their staff and other federal policymakers on our industry’s role, importance and impact,” says Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort’s Senior Vice President of Industry Advocacy & Research  “Decision makers and influencers are more likely to support our policy goals when they understand our industry’s true impact on jobs and the economy, as well as human health and well-being, strong communities, and the environment.”

This is your chance to stand up and be counted — if you would like to participate and do not receive a survey,  you can contact the research team to be included.

The team members are:

The consortium is receiving funding support from the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) as part of its mission to direct, fund, promote and communicate horticultural research.

— Tim

Tim Hodson

Tim Hodson is the editorial director of GPN and Big Grower. He can be reached at [email protected]

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