Survey to Establish Business Priorities

The Prescott and Russell Development Corporation (the "PRDC"), in partnership with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (the "UCPR"), have officially launched the 2024-2029 Economic Development Strategy Business Survey. The PRDC and UCPR are looking to better understand the future plans and needs of local businesses, and how business owners and managers view the community as a place to do business. The information from the survey will be used to strategize future economic development activities focused on the top priorities of local businesses.

The PRDC and UCPR have retained Deloitte LLP, an economic development consulting firm to assist with the project. Deloitte will be working with PRDC and UCPR Staff to review the completed surveys for challenges and opportunities that the local business community is facing. Businesses are encouraged to participate in the survey which will be implemented using telephone calls and email invitations. Because selection is random, they may be contacted between January 8th and 26th. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

“In a world of constant change, the business survey is not just a tool, it’s the key that will chart the course for informed decision-making.  It will assist us in guiding small and medium-sized businesses as well as our communities towards sustainable growth” states John Candie, Executive Director, PRDC.

The project launched in January 2024 and is scheduled to last until April 2024 when all the results of the consultations will be gathered and analyzed in the final Economic Development Strategy.


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Posted on 01/11/2024
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