Campbell River Business Task Force Report & Response
The impetus for a Task Force grew out of a concern by many Campbell River business leaders that the COVID-19 pandemic could add significant challenges to businesses and industries, resulting in serious econominc downturn.
It was determined that the following actions were appropriate in order to develop a chohesive and organized approach to successfully identify and confront unfavourable conditions facing the business community:
- Explore and understand the challenges facing Campbell River businesses;
- Learn about impediments and aids to Campbell River businesses generally as well as those specifically applicable to recovery from the pandemic;
- Message to all levels of government the task force findings and recommendations.
When this project began, we drafted a TERMS of REFERENCE with a belief that business recovery from COVID-19 would be the centepiece issue. However, it soon became apparent that this assumption did not equally apply to the major sectors of our economy.
NOTE: Since the publishing of the CR Business Recovery Task Force Report in August 2020, the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) published its own report in October 2020 entitled 2019 Regional Supply Chain Study. The report was prepared by iTotem Industries Ltd., an Indigenous affiliated business based in Vancouver. The COFI Report concluded that supply chain purchases by the forest industry from Campbell River suppliers amounted to $253 Million in 2019.