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The District of Fort St. James will be surveying business owners and managers during its first Business Walk, July 6.

The District of Fort St. James will be surveying business owners and managers during its first Business Walk

The District of Fort St. James will be surveying business owners and managers during its first Business Walk, July 6.

Emily Columbo, District Economic Development Officer, said volunteer teams made up of business leaders, local and provincial government members and business support service providers will travel around and survey local businesses to find out areas where support may be needed.

“Businesses that need assistance will receive follow up visits and will be provided one on one support,” she said.

The Business Walk program involves a partnership facilitated by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training (JTST), the District of Fort St. James, the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce, and local service providers, said Columbo. She added the Business Walk program is recognized as an Economic Development Best Practice by the Provincial Government.

“Gathering community and business information is a key ingredient to foster the area’s economic growth and expansion potential,” she said. “By taking the time to answer just a few questions, businesses will be providing valuable information that area support agencies can use to develop programs and services that will better support our small businesses.”

 

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