This week, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released their third annual Ontario Economic Report (OER). Through the Business Confidence Survey, the Business Prosperity Index, and the Economic Outlook, this report presents a candid look at private sector sentiment and opportunities for economic growth for the year ahead.
New resources from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce have been added to our resource archive for Workplace Mental Health.
On February 7, 2019, the Thunder Bay Chamber sent a letter to the Ontario government about the importance of a balanced approach between a healthy environment and a healthy economy.
Over the next two weeks, your Chamber will be providing input on the upcoming Ontario Budget through deputations presented both in person and in writing. Our submission outlines examples of specific actions that the Government can take to encourage growth and economic opportunity for businesses in Thunder Bay including addressing our concerns about workforce development and skills shortages, and investing in mining, transit and forestry opportunities.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’ annual Crystal Ball Report lays out what the CCC learned over the course of last year about the environment businesses expect to be operating in throughout 2019 and the implications that has for policy-makers and business leaders. Read it here!
Press Release: Long-Term Transportation Plan Needed To Address Northern Ontario’s Transportation Needs
This week, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released Moving Forward: A Strategic Approach to Ontario’s Transportation Needs, a policy report calling on the Ontario Government to develop a Long-Term Transportation Plan that can deliver a strategy for better managing the province’s interconnected transportation assets and serving the needs of Ontario businesses and residents.