Rossland was one of six B.C. communities recently recognized as a local government that goes out of their way to champion the growth of small business.
“B.C.’s Most Small Business Friendly Community” award was handed out last week to Rossland — and Surrey, Kamloops, Ladysmith, Prince Rupert and Quesnel — by Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger at a ceremony during the Union of British Columbia Municipalities week-long convention.
Rossland and other communities were selected based on demonstration of the following criteria:
- Reducing regulatory barriers.
- Enhancing competitiveness.
- Recognizing small business’s contribution to their community.
- Climate action initiatives that support small business.
The award is issued by B.C.’s Small Business Roundtable, which was formed in 2005 with a mandate to advise on issues, strategies and potential actions to support B.C. small businesses.
- The small business sector is a key economic driver in B.C., employing more than one million people, providing nearly 57 per cent of all private-sector jobs and accounting for 98 per cent of all businesses in B.C.
- For more information on the Small Business Roundtable, visit: http://www.smallbusinessroundtable.ca/Pages/Default.aspx