2018 Business Walk preliminary results released
The preliminary reports from the 2018 Cranbrook Business Walk indicate a positive business climate in Cranbrook.
Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David D. Hull initiated the annual June business walk in 2016. “The initial data for 2018 is a snapshot in time and all the indices show a robust business climate in our city,” he said.
“The real test will be when the comparisons to the previous two walks are compiled. This comparative analysis will show trending and whether previous barriers to business have been addressed. The chamber will have these results out in the first week of August.”
The walk is a partnership with the City of Cranbrook, Community Futures East Kootenay, the Cranbrook Chamber and Economic Development Division of the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.
Eleven teams of two set out for three hours and interacted with 104 businesses.
“The number of surveys completed makes the results statically very relevant,” said Hull. “We ensure every major business area is canvassed.”
85% of businesses reported that business was good (45%) or very good (40%)
Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce