|Local business owners were visited in June as part of the |
return of the community Business Walk program to hear
of local concerns from the business community
The City's Economic Development Office and a number of community stakeholders got back into a walking frame of mind this month, with a return post COVID for the Prince Rupert Business Walk, a trek around town that provided for some interesting observations about the state of commerce in the community.
Joining the City's Economic Development Officer Paul Venditelli in his travels were participants from the Prince Rupert Port Authority, Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest, Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce and the province.
After their tour around town, one item note stood out among many and that was the volume of job opportunities that are available in the community at the moment and the struggles that many are having to fill their open positions.From their findings, the Busines walk highlighted that Sixty-eight per cent of businesses surveyed in the 2022 Business Walks indicated that they are growing, with 65% of them indicating one of their biggest challenges is to find staff.