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Employment survey pilot project launched by Simcoe County

Businesses filling out survey entered into draw for ‘Made in Simcoe County’ gift baskets
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The County of Simcoe has officially launched a two-year pilot project to conduct an employment survey after it was endorsed by County Council earlier this month. The employment survey will gather information and capture data regarding the number of businesses and jobs within the County of Simcoe.

The data collected will help the County of Simcoe and local municipalities gain a better understanding of employment areas, establish a baseline of existing businesses, identify employment trends, and acquire a deeper knowledge of the local economy.

Further, the results of the employment survey will offer valuable insights that can significantly improve local municipalities’ decision-making abilities related to future employment planning, influencing growth strategies and infrastructure investments.

The findings will not only shape immediate decisions but will also lay the groundwork for sustainable economic growth and development initiatives that will benefit our local communities for years to come.

“Our economy and communities have been experiencing significant growth in recent years, and the information gathered from this employment survey will be vital as we chart our course for the future,” said Warden Basil Clarke.

“We encourage businesses to actively engage with us and take this survey, so that they can lend their insights and perspectives. This collaboration is essential to ensuring that together, we continue building up a prosperous future across Simcoe County.”

Data collected will be strictly confidential; only local municipalities and the County of Simcoe will have access to it, while aggregated data and analysis will be posted to for the general public to view.

Starting in May 2024, County staff will begin visiting businesses across the region to seek participation in the survey. Businesses that operate within the County of Simcoe are also encouraged to send an e-mail to [email protected] to receive a unique survey link for their workplace.

Businesses that fill out the survey will be automatically entered into a draw to win one of three ‘Made in Simcoe County’ gift baskets from Farm to Door that will contain various items from local producers across Simcoe County.

For full details on the survey visit