Today, the BC Chamber of Commerce released its updated Big Thinking for Small Business, a bold plan to grow British Columbia’s economy by focusing on three pillars: inclusivity, innovation, and competitiveness.
Updated from the previous year’s Economic Recovery Submission, the Big Thinking for Small Business plan underpins the pan-provincial priorities as set out by the BC Chamber of Commerce to guide the province through continued recovery efforts. To support the removal of economic barriers and to help pave the way for small- and medium-sized businesses to thrive once again, emphasis is placed on the critical need for action to address the skilled labour shortage and housing affordability.
“As the BC Chamber of Commerce has continued to track the impact of the pandemic on business and the economy throughout the year, I’ve witnessed first-hand the perseverance and collaboration amongst businesses that has gotten us this far. We now have the opportunity to harness that collaboration and carry it into our collective recovery.” said Fiona Famulak, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce.
The Big Thinking for Small Business plan outlines concise policies which will help inform the advocacy efforts of the BC Chamber of Commerce for the year ahead. The plan supports a recent presentation made by Famulak to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and will be submitted to government as the provincial association’s comprehensive policy and advocacy process gets underway.
“The BC Chamber of Commerce will be focusing its efforts on priorities that enable us to build a strong foundation for a more inclusive, innovative, and competitive economy,” continued Famulak. “The Big Thinking for Small Business plan will be the source of truth for our work as we proudly represent small- and medium-sized businesses from across the province and find solutions that allow BC to lead in global markets once again.”
The updated Big Thinking for Small Business plan can be viewed here.