Why should businesses participate?
- The survey will identify needs, concerns and opportunities of local businesses,
- Establish community based programs to help local business grow
- Prevent the loss of business from the community
- Demonstrate a community's pro-business attitude
Working with Selwyn Township's Economic Development and Business Committee we are launching a Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) survey to help local businesses. The Economic Development and Business Committee selected Retail and Service Businesses as the first sector to be surveyed and the other sectors in the future.
The BR+E program is an initiative through the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. It is a community-based effort to assist and encourage local businesses to stay and grow in the community. BR+E projects are conducted across the province, and consist of confidential interviews with businesses.
Retail and service businesses are being asked to participate in a survey. The survey will identify the strengths and challenges faced by businesses and the results will be used to help develop a community action plan. The purpose of the project is to help identify opportunities, develop partnerships, create jobs, and increase awareness of local business within the community.