Gravenhurst Business Survey Underway

Gravenhurst Business Survey Underway

Posted: 2021-12-02 08:20:05 By: thebay

The Town of Gravenhurst’s Economic Development Team is seeking feedback from business owners for the 7th Annual Business Survey. Information received through the survey is one of the ways the Economic Development Team sets priorities and designs new projects that support Gravenhurst businesses and fosters healthy growth in the community for the upcoming year.

Since implementing the program in 2015, the Annual Business Review has shed light on many local challenges, including the ones that come with living in a seasonal destination. Initiatives such as the Tourism Destination Plan and the Wharf Revitalization Plan are direct results of the feedback that has been received in prior years. Collaboration and coordination for those programs was made part of the 2020 and 2021 work plan and continue as time goes on.

“The Annual Business Survey is not just about gathering data, it’s also about building and maintaining relationships with our business owners,” noted Jeff Loney, Manager of Economic Development, Marketing and Tourism.

Between mid-December and mid-January, the Economic Development Team will be contacting businesses via email, phone and/or in person to collect data and feedback which will be analyzed and formulated into a statistical report that outlines key achievements and challenges in the business community.

The final report will be completed and released during the first quarter of 2022.