Kawartha Lakes – This August, Kawartha Lakes is conducting the inaugural Kawartha Lakes Business Count Survey in the downtowns and industrial areas across the municipality. This survey will help the municipality better understand and strengthen the local economy, as well as inform policies and programs.
“We’re excited to kick-off our first ever Business Count Survey in Kawartha Lakes,” said Rebecca Mustard, Manager of Economic Development. “We’re keen to hear from the businesses and would like to encourage them to take part. Their input is valuable and will help shape the future of our economy and community.”
In its inaugural year, the Business Count survey will be available online for all businesses in Kawartha Lakes to participate. This project is led by the City of Kawartha Lakes in partnership with the Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce, Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce, Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and the Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce. A Summer Student team will be reaching out to businesses in several Kawartha Lakes downtowns and industrial areas. The survey is voluntary and collects information including the types of businesses, employment and floor space. A summary report will be published in Fall 2021.
The information collected through the Kawartha Lakes Business Count will:
- Provide a snapshot of the Kawartha Lakes economy
- Provide improved regional employment and workforce data
- Assist in making informed decisions related to job and economic growth
- Enhance communication channels between businesses and the municipality
The success of this important survey depends on the assistance and cooperation of the business community. For more details on the program and how to take part, please visit kawarthalakes.ca/businesscount.