1. Introduction

This Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) and Workforce Development (WD) survey is presented by STEP Economic Development Alliance and the St. Paul & District Chamber of Commerce. STEP is an economic development partnership between the County of St. Paul, Town of St. Paul, Town of Elk Point, and Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay.

The purpose of the survey is to help the STEP Alliance and the Chamber create new economic development and workforce development opportunities in the region by understanding the needs and desires of businesses. It is especially important to better understand how the Covid 19 pandemic has affected the region's businesses and develop strategies and tools for coping with its effects and planning for the future.

The results of the survey will help create a list of suggested 'projects' for the Alliance and the Chamber to consider. This economic development and workforce development projects may be implemented by the STEP, the Chamber, partner municipalities, educational institutions, the Government of Alberta, or various regional stakeholders. And the projects will be based the input that you provide in this survey. 

The results of this project will be shared with you. All individual responses will be held in strict confidence. Your participation is vital to the success of this project and growth of the region. Your input is greatly appreciated.

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* 1. In what community is this business located?

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* 2. What is the name of your business/organization? (Optional Question)