DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES: The City of Kawartha Lakes is going to be conducting a business count survey this month, in the municipality’s downtowns and industrial areas.
“We’re excited to kick-off our first-ever Business Count Survey in Kawartha Lakes,” Manager of Economic Development Rebecca Mustard said in a statement. “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.”
The city explained how this type of survey works and how businesses can take part.
“In its inaugural year, the Business Count survey will be available online [so] all businesses in Kawartha Lakes [can] participate. This project is led by the City of Kawartha Lakes in partnership with the Bobcaygeon and Area Chamber of Commerce, Coboconk, Norland and 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,” a City of Kawartha Lakes press release stated.
The city explained, the survey is intended to “help the municipality better understand and strengthen the local economy, as well as inform policies and programs.”
For more information on the survey, go online to www.kawarthalakes.ca/businesscount.