Kitimat Businesses surveyed on pandemic impacts

John Crawford
05/12/2020

Kitimat businesses are being asked how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them.
 
The Kitimat Economic Recovery Task Force has launched a survey to try to get an accurate reading of how local businesses are hanging on in the wake of the devastation caused by the virus.
 
The task force is made up of eight members, representing the district, the Chamber of Commerce, the Haisla Nation, LNG Canada and Rio Tinto -- as well as the general business and tourism sectors. 
 
District of Kitimat Director of Economic Development, Michael Dewar says the survey will be invaluable for the Task Force to understand what businesses are going through during the pandemic and what supports will be required moving forward towards economic recovery and growth.

Chamber of Commerce executive director Laurel D'Andrea says the information collected will be critical for developing a Kitimat-focused response to the pandemic.




The Kitimat Economic Recovery Task Force wants to hear from local businesses about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them. The survey is also looking for feedback on the supports local businesses could use right now.

The Kitimat Economic Recovery Task Force is an eight member committee comprised of representatives from:

 District of Kitimat
 Kitimat Chamber of Commerce
 Haisla Nation
 LNG Canada
 Rio Tinto
 General services business sector
 Tourism services business sector
 Industrial services business sector

The Task Force is focused on supporting local businesses and facilitating economic recovery through the coronavirus pandemic and in the aftermath of the crisis.

District of Kitimat Director of Economic Development, Michael Dewar says, “The survey will be invaluable for the Task Force to understand what businesses are going through during the pandemic and what supports will be required moving forward towards economic recovery and growth.”

Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Laurel D’Andrea says, “The information collected will be critical for developing a Kitimat-focused response that will truly align with the needs of our businesses and our community.”

The survey can be completed in about five minutes. All Kitimat businesses are encouraged to participate by visiting www.kitimat.ca.
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