• News for Economic

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    ​The Federal Government's package in response to COVID-19 includes a number of desired-actions you flagged in our network-wide COVID-19 Business Impact Survey the results of which we shared with both the federal and provincial government, including:   A Temporary Wage Subsidy equal to 10% of the taxes on employee remunerations paid between March 18, 2020, and June 20, 2020, up to $1,375 per ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, General News Article, Economic
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Government services for your business anywhere you are. New COVID-19 tab keeps you informed on resources and regulations to help you navigate uncertainty.    App StoreGoogle PlayCanada Business is a mobile business consultant, simplifying access to government services. Find and use what you need, whenever and wherever you’re making business happen.Designed as a simplified all-access point for ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    BUSINESS SUPPORT Presented by your local and provincial BC ChambersVersion 2. Updated March 23, 2020 at 3 pm PST Access to Capital The Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) allows the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC) to provide more than $10 billion of additional support.  Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has resources ...read more
    Categories: Political, Chamber, Community, Economic
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    In the last two days, BC Chamber of Commerce received over 2300 responses to the chamber network’s COVID-19 Business Impacts Survey on BCMindReader.com. These were the resources gathered to help address some of the challenges that came up as a result.   Above all else, business are asking government for three things:To work with banks and lending institutions to offer zero-interest loans, loan ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    This list includes critical information for businesses in addressing concerns involving COVID-19. It is updated regularly to reflect the most relevant information.Canadian Chamber of CommerceDownloadable/online PDF guide “COVID-19: Pandemic Preparedness for Business”Additional resources available here: http://chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/  BC Chamber of CommerceReleased a 4-minute ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest