Business survey results showcase Sturgeon County as highly competitive place for business 

Published on Apr 11, 2023

90 per cent of businesses are satisfied with Sturgeon County as a place to own and operate a business

Results from Sturgeon County’s inaugural business survey highlight overall satisfaction from business owners and operators, and signal growth for businesses.

The business survey – conducted in February – helps the County understand the needs of businesses and learn how business owners and operators view the community as a place to do business.

“Sturgeon County prides itself on being a highly competitive place to locate and conduct business,” said Alanna Hnatiw. “Our business community is critical to our local economy and enriches our communities. We have taken numerous steps to ensure the County is one of Canada’s most competitive places to do business, and remain dedicated to helping our businesses thrive.”

The results from this survey help identify where the County can grow to meet the needs of its businesses and will be used in future years so the County can measure that growth. Sturgeon County is reviewing the survey data and considering how it can continue to enhance and focus its programming to meet evolving business needs.

Key findings from the survey are as follows:

  • 90 per cent of business owners/operators are satisfied with Sturgeon County as a place to own and operate a business.
  • 93 per cent of businesses are locally owned and operated.
  • 86 per cent of business owners/operators would recommend the County to another business looking to expand or relocate.
  • 81 per cent of business owners/operators are satisfied with the development and building permit process.
  • Sturgeon County businesses are seeing an increase in business performance.

Sturgeon County thanks the business representatives who took the survey and who shared their valuable perspectives.

View the business survey results. 

Responses statistically represent the business community in the region, providing a high level of accuracy with a 9.7 per cent margin error at 95 per cent confidence level. 

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