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Business Friendly Environment

Kamloops Voters Society (KVS) understands that business-friendly practices are vital to supporting a healthy economic development climate and vibrant businesses in our communities. We interested in hearing about what local/regional government practices, programs and services are supporting local small businesses, and what practices and processes are ineffective in helping create a business supported environment.
Anyone who owns, has owned or is considering owning a business in Kamloops or communities throughout the TNRD area are encouraged to complete this brief, anonymous survey to share experiences and help assess the impact on our regions' business practices, attraction and retention approaches.

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* 1. Have you sought support to open a business in Kamloops or the TNRD?

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* 2. Would you like support, but don't know where to access assistance?

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* 3. Do you now or have in the past, owned your own business in Kamloops or the TNRD?

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* 4. Would you like to own a business in the future?

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* 5. How would you rate Kamloops and TNRD as a place to conduct business (one star indicates very poor, while 10 indicates very good)?

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* 6. What concerns you most about owning a business in Kamloops or TNRD?

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* 7. How would you rate the support you received from the City or TNRD while starting business operations (Please rank one - poor to 5 excellent)?

  1 - Very Poor 2 - Poor 3 - Neutral 4 - Good 5 - Very Good
Business Licensing
Development Permitting
Approval Process
Business Associations
Health and safety

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* 8. Please provide any details of circumstances or interactions above.

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* 9. Have you experienced interruptions or barriers to conducting an effective business as a result of City of Kamloops or TNRD government practices and procedures?

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* 10. Based on your experiences, is Kamloops/TNRD a user friendly environment to start and conduct a business in?

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* 11. Please provide samples of positive experiences or challenges you have encountered.

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* 12. What do you believe are the biggest challenges faced by business owners in Kamloops and the TNRD?

  1 - Not a challenge - positive 2 - Some challenges but generally positive 3 - Neutral 4 - A challenge - slows development 5 - A significant challenge - discourage development
Access to transportation corridor
Affordable lease rates
Community/public safety
Access to suitable staffing/training
Low industrial/commercial tax rates
Business development incentives
Available properly zoned land
Available serviced land
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