Regional Business Survey: Community Futures West Yellowhead
September 6, 2022
Community Futures West Yellowhead has officially launched a regional Business Retention & Expansion (BR + E) survey in conjunction with the Municipality of Jasper, the hamlet of Grande Cache in the Municipal District of Greenview, Town of Hinton, and Town of Edson.
The region wants to better understand the future plans and needs of local businesses and how business owners/managers view the community as a place to do business. The information from the survey will be used to plan future economic development activities focused on the top priorities of local businesses as the region moves to a different phase in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community Futures West Yellowhead has retained the Economic and Policy Advisory of Deloitte LLP, a respected consulting firm to assist with the project. Deloitte will be working with Community Futures West Yellowhead and Municipal Staff to review the completed surveys for challenges and opportunities that the local business community is facing.
Businesses are encouraged to participate in the telephone survey and since selection is random, they may be contacted between September 19th and October 24th, 2022. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.
"Gathering data on where our businesses are situated in the current state of the global pandemic is important to building the West Yellowhead region and guiding our municipalities and Community Futures West Yellowhead in future decision making. It is our hope that our local businesses support this venture as we are striving to build a strong economy in the West Yellowhead Region," states Tyler Olsen, Chair of Community Futures West Yellowhead.
The project launched in August 2022 and is scheduled to last until October 2022 when all the results of the survey are gathered and analyzed.