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Survey to gauge economic outlook

The Campbell River Chamber of Commerce and the local office of MNP LLP, a national accounting and business consulting firm, are launching a survey of Campbell River business leaders for their views on the local business climate and economic outlook.

Modelled after similar surveys conducted by MNP in other communities across Canada, the MNP Campbell River Business Leaders Survey will provide a local economic snapshot on a range of topics including business climate, hiring intentions, growth expectations, key challenges and other local issues.

“We expect the survey will uncover some very useful insights and benchmark data,” said Brad Piercy, Partner and Business Advisor with MNP Campbell River. “This type of localized economic data is not readily available and will be extremely valuable to business and government leaders, as well as organizations that support local businesses like the Chamber and MNP.”

“Having access to local, relevant and timely data provides insights into trends and key indicators that enable us to measure how our business community is changing. This allows us to further understand and apply what that means to growth and investment opportunities for local business owners and suppliers, and to represent the voice of local business and advocate on their behalf,” said Corby Lamb, Chamber Board Chair.

The telephone survey will be conducted by a third-party market research firm, PRA Inc., with a random sample of local business leaders and will not be limited to Chamber members. All respondents will remain anonymous. It is scheduled to launch on Monday, Jan. 9 and is expected to take about four weeks to reach the target of 200 respondents. Results of the survey will be released at an Economic Outlook Breakfast hosted by the Chamber on March 23 at the Anchor Inn. Tickets can be purchased at www.campbellriverchamber.ca.

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