Media Release: Smiths Falls launches annual business survey to support local businesses

Nov. 17, 2021

Smiths Falls launches annual business survey to support local businesses

The Town of Smiths Falls is pleased to announce the introduction of a new annual survey geared specifically for businesses. New for 2021, the annual Economic Development Business Survey will serve as a data collection tool to gather valuable economic data and insights from local businesses.

The data gathered through the survey will identify challenges and successes and allow the Economic Development & Tourism department to generate strategies and programs that will assist the business community.

“Our commitment is to support businesses, particularly now as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Julia Crowder, Economic Development & Tourism Manager for the Town of Smiths Falls. “We are continually looking for new resources and ways to connect and engage with our business community and the survey is another tool in our arsenal to ensure economic development in Smiths Falls continues to thrive.”

The Economic Development Business Survey will be distributed each November and December, and responses will be available in the first quarter of the following year. The survey results will assist the Town of Smiths Falls in identifying key priorities and assist in supporting the recovery and future growth of the business community.

“By comparing data year over year we also will be able to identify trends and performance indicators to help us better respond to the needs of business,” said Crowder.

The business survey will be available online and economic development staff will follow up individually with businesses to provide ample opportunity for the broader business community to contribute. The survey will also be available through Speak Up Smiths Falls here: www.speakupsmithsfalls.com/business-survey

The Economic Development Business Survey launches in 2021 on Nov. 15 and will be available for business completion until Dec.31, 2021.

Businesses are invited to complete the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6QLH9V2

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For further information, please contact:

Julia Crowder
Economic Development & Tourism Manager
Town of Smiths Falls
77 Beckwith St N, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2B8
613-283-4124 ext. 1107
jcrowder@smithsfalls.ca