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City of Hamilton launches second COVID-19 business impact survey

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City of Hamilton launches second COVID-19 business impact survey

The City of Hamilton has launched another survey in an effort to gauge the needs of local businesses as they navigate a second COVID-19 lockdown.

On Monday (Jan. 18), Hamilton’s Economic Development Department, in partnership with Workforce Planning Hamilton, launched the 2021 Business Impact and Workplace Needs Survey.

“In collaboration with the Hamilton, Stoney Creek, and Flamborough Chambers of Commerce and Hamilton’s 13 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), we are endeavouring to reach as many business owners/operators in the community as possible,” the City said in a press release.

“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, strengthen our awareness of current local issues to help target our advocacy efforts with higher levels of government and help guide and finalize the City of Hamilton’s 2021-2025 Economic Development Action Plan.”

The survey launched this week and will be open to businesses to provide feedback until Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Respondents will have to answer 22 questions and it’s estimated it will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

In April 2020, a similar survey was launched to gain feedback from local businesses during the first pandemic lockdown.

Information gathered from that led to the formation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery and continues to inform that group’s response to the pandemic.

To take the survey visit the City’s website.

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