Media Release

The Voice of Your Business Matters

For immediate release
May 4, 2020

The Voice of Your Business Matters
Survey on the impacts of COVID-19

Kingston, Ontario, May 4, 2020 — Kingston businesses are encouraged to complete an important survey on the impacts of COVID-19. The survey was developed in partnership with the City of Kingston and supported by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Kingston! BIA, Tourism Kingston and Kingston Accommodation Partners.

Questions are posed to gauge impacts as we enter the eighth week of restrictions since the Provincial declaration of a state of emergency. Using business data collected in sector surveys pre-COVID, benchmark reports on the impacts of staffing, supply chain and economic impact will be developed. The survey will be re-issued over the coming months to continue to gather local insights as businesses adjust to the ever changing landscape.

We encourage all businesses in the Kingston community, regardless of size or sector to take a few moments to share their experiences. The information will be used to refine business supports locally and prepare for the future recovery of the Kingston business ecosystem. Your insights will be completely confidential unless you wish otherwise.

“Since the onset of the pandemic related closures and business reductions, We’ve been focussed on direct outreach and correspondence with businesses.  Now is the time to formalize what we’re hearing with data that can be benchmarked.” says Ian Murdoch, Business Development Officer, Growth and Retention, Kingston Economic Development.

We thank you in advance for being a part of the dialogue.



Media Contact:
Nour Mazloum
Communications & Events Officer
Kingston Economic Development Corporation
[email protected]


About Kingston Economic Development Corporation               

Kingston Economic Development Corporation is focused on building a strong community and supporting Kingston’s thriving economy. Its mission is to provide dynamic and collaborative leadership by leveraging Kingston's unique assets to create jobs and investments in order to sustain, grow, and transform Kingston's economy to meet the needs of the 21st century.