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Aug 27, 2020
Big Thinking for Small Business is Here! A Three Part Plan for Economic Recovery
Your Chambers throughout the Okanagan are strong and vocal advocates for our members and the business community across the Okanagan. As part of our work, we spent the month of July researching and delivering policy recommendations to the province aimed at helping stimulate the economy to counter the impact of COVID-19. We shared our submission with the BC Chamber which has also developed and submitted to the province a three-part plan for economic recovery.
This submission is made up of 54 policy recommendations that focus on competitiveness, innovation, and inclusivity. Province-wide in scope, the plan aims to guide the Province on stimulating BC’s economy through measures that support small and medium enterprises (SMEs). We were pleased to see our recommendations carried through to the provincial plan such as accelerating efforts to make housing more affordable, fast-tracking transportation infrastructure, and looking for ways to increase our global competitiveness. Recovery must include systemic changes that advance economic reconciliation and create equitable opportunities for those across the Okanagan and for all British Columbians.