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Business Feedback: Challenges

Top-Requested Information by Local Businesses

  • Funding/Grants for existing businesses for construction, expansions, and general funding needs
  • Financing Information: loans, grants, and funding for small business startups or expansions; significant requests as COVID-19 relief programs come to a close in 2023. 
  • Available industrial buildings varying in size from 8000 sq. feet to 40,000 sq. feet
  • Recruitment Support: Hiring and workforce-related data regarding part-time and full-time employment
  • Business support and connections with municipal departments (ie. permitting, on-farm diversified uses) and employment service providers
  • Support on utilizing or enhancing their social media presence, marketing consultation
  • Tax filing and financial management support for small businesses
  • Experiential development coaching for tourism-based businesses
  • Streamlining business ideas and information overload

Barriers to Business

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Regional Employment Lands & Infrastructure

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Insurance & Risk Mitigation