to attend a meeting about Business Retention and Expansion in Nakusp and Area.
What: Learn about and discuss Business Retention and Expansion
When: Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Where: Emergency Services Building, 300 8th Ave. NW, Nakusp
The Nakusp and Area Development Board is pleased to welcome Dr. Terri Macdonald, the Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development, Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute to discuss a Business Retention and Expansion project for Nakusp and area.
As we in this region know, small local business is the driving force behind our economy. It would be nice if a major employer came into town with a socially, financially and environmentally sound business plan that would employ every person who needs a job, but that's not likely to happen. It's mainly our small business owners who keep things going here. We appreciate them and we want to keep them - which is where the Business Retention and Expansion project comes in.
The BRE will survey business owners in confidence to see exactly what is going on here, from their perspective. What is working? What isn't? What can be fixed?
It is the "what can be fixed" question that is most exciting. The project will have some capacity to provide solutions, not just talk about them.
Business owners and community members who are interested in learning more about this exciting project are invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m. in the Emergency Services Building. For more information, contact Susan DeSandoli, 250-265-9919 or Laurie Page 250-265-4542