Big Sky residents, visitors and commuters now have a chance to give input on the place they know and love, thanks to a new website, bigskyfuture.com. The site collects insight into the community by asking participants their thoughts on making Big Sky better.
A new local group called Big Sky Future created the site when they realized this information would give their community a leg up. The survey’s designer, Big Sky resident Kacey Brown, researched and created survey questions covering all aspects of Big Sky, including demographics, spending and travel habits, and the wants and needs of residents and visitors.
Big Sky is constantly evolving and changing, Brown says, and many people have observations and ideas about community improvement. Bigskyfuture.com provides a platform to voice these opinions.
The group will use the results for community marketing, improvements and projects. This may mean applying for grants, improving infrastructure, developing new lodging and restaurants, or expanding shuttle services.
Big Sky Future is part of a larger economic movement to create a more sophisticated Big Sky.
“We’re part of such a unique and dynamic community,” Brown said. “We should be utilizing all of the different perspectives. Now is the time to collaborate on how to make Big Sky an even better place.”
As incentive, every 30 days, participants will have the opportunity to win either a $49 value card from Moonlight Basin or a $50 gift card to Choppers Grub and Pub.
Bigskyfuture.com will be active year round. Log on soon and often, because the questions will change depending on insight and results from the initial general survey.
“This is an opportunity for people who care about Big Sky to take control,” Brown said.
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