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Business Feedback: Challenges

Top-Requested Information by Local Businesses

  • What funding is available for businesses (focus on grants, not loans)
  • Where to find skilled employees and workforce
  • Support in promoting their business through digital marketing support and knowledge
  • Assistance with finding buildings for relocation or expansion (to rent or own)
  • Business plan creation and support
  • Process for adding small accommondations on properties such as tents/yurts/geometric domes and how to approach planning departments

Barriers to Business

Businesses are reporting the following barriers to business growth in the region. PKED works with industry partners, agencies, and municipal staff to mitigate these barriers; however, a collaborative approach will be required to address these high-level challenges.

aerial view of George Street in downtown Peterborough

Low inventory of available lands and buildings

two people stand over a piece of manufacturing machinery

Workforce skills gap for many local employers

Last-minute accommodation booking