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Small Business Survey
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Small Business Survey

About This Study The Thunder Bay Ventures Small Business Survey was developed to give a voice to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Thunder Bay community. The purpose of these surveys was to examine the attitudes and behaviours of small businesses in the Thunder Bay Catchment Area. The three main areas these surveys focus on...

Mining in Northwestern Ontario
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Mining in Northwestern Ontario

About This Study The purpose of this study is to highlight the significant roles that Government policy plays with relations to the mining industry and economy. The Government, Indigenous groups and industry must come together to form a working partnership and lead the way forward to reach the industry’s potential. See the Mining in Northwestern...

Walmart Expansion
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Walmart Expansion

About This Study Thunder Bay Ventures commissioned this study for the purpose of analyzing the economic impacts and community sentiment of the current and two additional Walmart stores in the City of Thunder Bay. A specific focus of this study is the impact of Walmart on local, small businesses. Local small businesses are defined in...

Poised for Development
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Poised for Development

About This Study The intent of this study was to understand the changing nature of Thunder Bay’s economy. This is done through examining four important economic areas and providing recommendations to facilitate growth. The four areas that the study analyzed were: 1) economic contributions of the Indigenous community 2) direct investment 3) the knowledge sector...

Thunder Bay Economic Index Report
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Thunder Bay Economic Index Report

About This Study The Thunder Bay Economic Index Report is a regional index that considers the nature of the Thunder Bay’s economy. The objective of the Thunder Bay Economic Index Report is to better reflect the reality and dynamic of Thunder Bay’s economy, and to help the community stay informed about changes in economic activity....

Business Confidence Index
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Business Confidence Index

About This Study After years of deliberation, Thunder Bay Ventures and its advisors decided to revise the Small Business Survey into a Business Confidence Index (BCI). The purpose of the BCI is to gauge the overall business confidence level in the Thunder Bay and Area, and also explore the impact of individual elements of overall...

Minimum Wage Study
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Minimum Wage Study

About This Study The Minimum Wage Study was a comprehensive and complete assessment of the economic and social impacts of minimum wage increases on a regional economy is a complex undertaking and beyond the scope of this study. As a result, this study focuses on two main areas of the minimum wage increase: The overall...


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