The Canadian Economy has been hit hard by COVID-19. Small, local businesses have been especially impacted and now face the difficult task of recovery. Local small businesses provide nearly 70% of all private sector jobs in Canada.
The goal of this event on July 25 is to inject $100M into the Canadian economy on a single day across the nation. The Big Spend is meant to be more than a symbolic gesture of hope. It is a practical step we can take as part of a larger action plan for economic recovery in Canada. When we add the benefits of buying local to the positive impact of what economists call the “multiplier effect” we help create a snowball of growth for our communities and our countries as a whole.
The Sarnia-Lambton Business/Economic Task Force is proud to support “The Big Spend” initiative as Tourism Sarnia-Lambton, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation, Sarnia-Lambton Workforce Development Board, Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce, and Grand Bend & Area Chamber of Commerce continue to collaborate on programs and resources that support our local business communities.
To visit the national event website, click here.
To read the full press release, click here (PDF).