The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce is currently surveying businesses to guage economic health in the area.
“This survey is being conducted in cooperation with the Baker Strategy Group, a consulting firm focused on supporting business growth,” Simone Clark, communications manager, said.
Questions in the survey run the gambit between general and business-specific. One particular question being asked of Prince Rupert business owners and managers was:
“How much do you agree with the following regarding your economic region in British Columbia?”
The question has a multiple-choice rating system ranging from 1-10 from strongly agree to strongly disagree.
“My region has: Has an unquestionable identity as a vibrant technology hub; Has an educational system that is second to none; Has a forward-looking culture that embraces entrepreneurialism; Collaborates well to minimize divisions and facilitate progress; Has an unparalleled quality of life; Is unified in its pursuit of economic development; Has a large pool of skilled, educated talent available for hire.”
The survey is ongoing from Nov. 10 to Dec. 4 with the results expected to be released Jan. 7, 2016.