|The Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce is joining other Chambers|
across Canada to highlight the Big Spend on July 25
With British Columbia businesses looking to expand on the BC restart program currently underway, the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce is joining other Chambers across the province and Canada, to spur on some customer participation this month.
The program which is along the lines of a Christmas In July project, is hoping to inject over 100 million dollars into the BC economy on July 25th, with the local Chamber hoping to see local residents show their support for local business by shopping like it's Christmas.
In the information release highlighting the goal of the project, the Chambers of Commerce note that the one day shopping spree is much more than just a one off show of support.
The Big Spend is meant to be more than a symbolic gesture of hope. It is a practical step we can take as part of a larger action plan for economic recovery in Canada.
When we add the benefits of buying local to the positive impact of what economists call the “multiplier effect” we help create a snowball of growth for our communities, and our country as a whole.
Community organizations, chambers of commerce, churches and Canadians across the country will be part of this special effort to help kick start the Canadian economic recovery process.
To reinforce the importance of Small business to the Canadian economy, they note that the local businesses provide for nearly 70 percent of all private sector jobs in Canada.
You can learn more about the Big Spend from the website for the project as well as the Facebook page created to share background on it.
Locally, you can learn more about the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce's support for the program from their Social media feed.
More notes on business in the Northwest can be found from our archive page here.