As a follow-up to the April 2020 COVID Business Impact Survey, Flamborough businesses are being asked to provide feedback through an online employer survey at this link, to understand the needs of Hamilton based businesses and organizations over the next year and quantify the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Division has partnered with Workforce Planning Hamilton to launch this survey in collaboration with the Flamborough, Hamilton and Stoney Creek Chambers of Commerce and Hamilton’s 13 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs).
The survey has 22 questions and will take businesses approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. It is anticipated that in addition to quantifying economic impacts on our local business community, the information collected will guide the development and implementation of activities, programs and initiatives to assist and support businesses in our community, uncover important local labour force data, trends and opportunities, and strengthen our awareness of current local issues to help target our advocacy efforts with higher levels of government. The information will also be used to help guide and finalize the City of Hamilton’s 2021-2025 Economic Development Action Plan.
As the Councillor for Waterdown/Flamborough, your city Council and I are concerned about the economic well-being of our businesses. I encourage everyone to please complete the survey which will help us to help you and implement further actions that will help businesses in our communities today, and in the weeks and months ahead.
The COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve and directly effect businesses in many ways. We want to get ahead of that curve. As our local Chambers, BIAs and partners monitor Federal and Provincial economic programs designed to support our economy and understand the challenging needs of businesses, it is important we continue to Build Community Together during this challenging time.