In April 2017 Grey District Council, in partnership with Tai Poutini Polytechnic, started approaching business owners and managers to take part in a Business Survey. The first of its kind on the West Coast and motivated by initial feedback from businesses, the survey focuses on how connected our local businesses are, what skills are required in the workplace and how the Internet is currently used in business.
The survey has been designed to identify trends that specific sectors may be experiencing and will provide an informed view of business in the region with the aim to support current and future economic development projects. It is open to all types of industries and enterprises operating in the Grey District; home based businesses are especially encouraged as their voice is often under represented.
The survey is well timed and will collect data to inform and support development of the following:
- New business network/potential Chamber of Commerce which reflects the needs of local businesses
- A digital economy event and the launch of the region’s UFB investment
- Suite of new digital learning programmes provided by the Tai Poutini Polytechnic
“This is a great opportunity to help our businesses push forward with their digital enablement and get them to make the most of the huge opportunities that UFB can bring,” said Mayor Tony Kokshoorn. “It’s also an opportunity to connect and build our business community.”
The survey takes as little as 15 minutes to complete and can be down in person or over the phone.
If we haven’t already made contact with your business, please contact us to make a time to undertake the survey – we want to talk to as many businesses as possible. Contact Jiveen MacGillivray, Innovation Officer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 027 839 4087.