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Survey Results

Regional Business Impact and Recovery Survey - Sep 2020

The Regional Business Impact and Recovery survey will work in partnership with local municipalities to asses the implications of COVID-19 on the local business community. The results will provide insight on how our Region’s (broken down to each Municipality) local business community has been dealing with the economic impact of COVID-19 and its path to business recovery. The information collected from the survey will help guide economic development stakeholders from across Region to provide relevant information to the business community, develop programs and services to support local business recovery, and advocate for upper-level government resources.

56%

of businesses have no reported layoffs

24.5%

of businesses report 2-5 layoffs

27.5%

of businesses and their teams worked reduced hours

30.6%

staff absences due to childcare requirements

39.8%

of businesses remained working at their business premises

22.4%

of businesses have had their staff return to working at their business premise

50%

of businesses have had supply chain issues with goods sourced in Canada

42.8%

of businesses have had supply chain issues with goods sourced in the USA

26.5%

of businesses have had supply chain issues with goods sources Internationally

62.2%

of businesses were able to pay 76-100% of their fixed expenses

98%

businesses are/were facing a loss in revenue, some up to 98%. Figures such as $300,000 and $40,000/month were shared

33.6%

of businesses have accessed the Canada Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

37.7%

of businesses have accessed the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

15.3%

of businesses describe themselves as doing well

2%

of businesses are in imminent risk of permanent closure

29.6%

of businesses desire information and leadership from their local municipality

*98 survey responses were collected as of 11:00 AM October 23.

GPRC Member Impact Survey - Mar/Apr 2020

The Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce asked members and Parkland region businesses to answer a survey to better understand the impacts of COVID-19 on local businesses.  The survey was sent out to all of our members and promoted through social media and our municipal partners.  We did not limit survey responses to Chamber businesses only.  67 responses were collected between March 21 and March 26.

97%

of businesses have been impacted by COVID-19

83.5%

decrease in revenues

52%

cancellation of trivial work related meetings, events or gatherings

30%

staff absences due to childcare requirements

7.5%

disruptions to moving and shipping own goods

21%

disruptions in the supplies or materials they depend on

52%

of businesses have implemented a policy to prevent the spread

97%

of businesses will be affected by COVID-19 going forward

29%

people anticipate this will impact their business for a year or more

10.6%

people anticipate this will impact their business for a few months or more

45%

expect an impact on business due to staff in isolation

69%

of businesses feel the government can support them with advice and guidance

67.7%

of businesses feel the government can support them by reducing taxes (inc. payroll tax)

51%

of businesses feel the government can support them with suspended loan payment

79%

of businesses are taking steps to support their community

81.25%

of businesses have adapted their business to offer delivery, takeout, etc.

*67 survey responses were collected as of 4:10 PM March 26.