Annual Business Survey to Assist in COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond

Posted On Tuesday December 01, 2020

Input Helps Shape Economic Development Programs 

Gravenhurst, ON – The Economic Development Team are reaching out this month and into January to gather feedback from the business community through their Annual Business Survey. Information received through this program assists in identifying key priorities and creates supports for businesses that can foster recovery and future growth in the community.

“With COVID-19, we need to gain an even greater understanding of the issues that our business community face, today and into the new year. This information is critical to ensure that the Town has a good understanding of the challenges that exist and what we can do to assist. The pandemic has created much uncertainty, but with this input from our business community, our Economic Development Division can begin planning accordingly,” said Mayor Kelly.

Since 2015, the Annual Business Survey has shed light on many local challenges, including the local workforce and attraction and retention. “Initiatives, such as our customer experience program, settlement services program and workforce development consultations, were direct outcomes of previous surveys,” explained Jeff Loney, manager of Economic Development. “This process is also an important communication tool to build and maintain relationships with our business owners and community partners, a key ingredient to creating and sustaining a healthy and vibrant community,” said Loney.

Business owners can complete an online version of the survey at their leisure by visiting www.gravenhurst.ca/BusinessSurvey.

The final report will be completed and released during the first quarter of 2021. Previous reports can be found under the Community Profile tab in the Doing Business section on the Town’s website www.gravenhurst.ca/BusinessReport 

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For more Information, please contact:

Jeff Loney,

Manager of Economic Development

jeff.loney@gravenhurst.ca

705-687-2230 x 280