The Survey stage of the project is nearing completion; final follow-up calls, visits and emails are being conducted with businesses regarding pending surveys. There is a pocket flashlight, as a token of appreciation, for every business that submits a survey!
The response to date has been great with the majority of businesses wanting to partake and help us compile the information; but finding the time to do so have been difficult for them. GEDC has worked with business owners through visits, phone-calls, emails, and electronic forms to help the process, in addition to extending the survey stage timeline several weeks to June 30, 2018.
The goal of the inventory is to benefit the local business community and provide services/resources to the Mining, Forestry and Municipal Services sectors. Some regional businesses, referred by other survey respondents and working in the area, have been included in the inventory to round out the services/resources available.
After the survey stage, the information will be compiled into an inventory of suppliers for possible future procurement opportunities in Greenstone and public summary report will be released. The only way to get your business on the radar is to complete a survey!