Insights from 3,100 Ontario Business Retention and Expansion Surveys

Business Retention and Expansion Infographic

Results from 3,100 surveys in 73 BR+E projects undertaken from across Ontario between 2009 – 2014 have been analyzed. Some of the interesting results include:

  • 38% of businesses surveyed stated they plan to expand
  • 71% of businesses considered the local business climate either good or excellent
  • 40% of business stated that they had difficulties hiring new employees

Provincial BR+E survey results are available to support communities undertaking BR+E projects. This data helps with community analysis and provides context which can be used to benchmark local results. To view the full 2009 – 2014 BR+E Provincial Survey Results please visit


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