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Comox Valley Boil Water Advisories and Wildfire Economic Impacts Survey released

August 18, 2017

For immediate release – August 18, 2017

Comox Valley Economic Development and Tourism (CVEDS) undertakes various surveys throughout a given year, targeted to key sectors in the Comox Valley, to garner input into economic issues & challenges within the region, which then helps develop & shape CVEDS annual work plans and strategies. An important survey was released this week for the businesses communities consideration.

The Comox Valley water committee requested CVEDS provide the regional district with the financial implications of the boil water notices on the Comox Valley, recognizing these notices have had an impact on businesses and residents of the Comox Valley, and also potentially on the region’s reputation as a place to visit and invest in future.

Additionally, the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is currently seeking to collect information from stakeholders and communities regarding the economic impacts the current wildfire situation has had on tourism businesses throughout the region, and has requested other tourism regions to survey businesses in order to provide the provincial government with a comprehensive overview of the effects on businesses, both in directly affected and unaffected areas.

As such, CVEDS combined the two issues and released a survey to the business community earlier this week that provides a mechanism to capture and evaluate the range of impacts.

The survey will remain open until Friday, September 22 to allow enough time for a range of businesses to respond, with analysis of the findings to occur in the fall. Businesses interested in completing the survey can visit InvestComoxValley.com.

To review Comox Valley Economic Developments annual Strategic Plan, statistics and reports, visit the Resources section on InvestComoxValley.com.

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