CFB conducting Business Retention and Expansion initiative

Community Futures Boundary will be conducting a new initiative, asking businesses questions about sustainability and succession plans.

Representatives from Community Futures Boundary will be knocking on doors of Boundary businesses during the next few weeks.

The representatives will be conducting a Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) initiative in order to take the pulse of the current business climate in the Boundary Country.

Business owners will be asked questions that range from sustainability and succession plans, to gaps in the local market for supplies and services and critical issues facing employees.

Community Futures Boundary General Manager Wendy McCulloch notes the completion of the study will enhance information available to decision makers about the needs and concerns of the Boundary Business

community.

The initiative will be made available to the region to support best practices and tools in business retention and expansion.

“Business retention and expansion has been identified as a priority in the Boundary region through consultations with key economic development stakeholders and local businesses. The findings will ultimately strengthen the competitiveness of Boundary communities,” McCulloch says.

The BRE initiative is already progressing and in the early stages.

If you would like to have your business included in the survey, please contact Sarah Winton at 250-442-2722 to arrange an appointment.