Top-Requested Information by Local Businesses
- Recruitment Support: Hiring and workforce-related information
- Funding: Accessing and improving the success rate for grants, financing, loans, etc.
- Business planning support and resources
- Social media training and support
- Tax planning
Barriers to Business
Businesses continue to face labour shortages and are having difficulty filling job vacancies. Trends are shifting, and more and more full-time, permanent jobs are going unfulfilled.
Regional Employment Lands
There continues to be a lack of available land and buildings/facilities to meet demand and needs from inquiries. The need for a regional employment lands strategy is growing steadily.
Housing & Transportation
Businesses are reporting that employees are having a difficult time finding housing, which is impacting their ability to hire employees and have them relocate. The same is true for job seekers accessing reliable and affordable transportation to and from local workplaces, especially those workplaces located off bus routes and for jobs with shifts that don’t correlate with transit schedules.