More than 1,000 Milton Keynes firms are being canvassed about what support and infrastructure they need to grow.
InvestMK, the Milton Keynes Council economic development team, is gauging how to offer a more comprehensive support service to local businesses.
The survey will involve a mixture of telephone and face-to-face interviews, and will be run by BMG Research, an independent market research agency.
Councillor Rob Middleton, the Cabinet member responsible for resources, efficiency and growth, said: “Milton Keynes is a magnet for businesses of all shapes and sizes – it really is the place to be for them.
“It’s important that we hear from as many companies as possible to help us improve the service that we can offer them.”