Ottawa Business Growth Survey

As the local economy emerges from the shadow of the pandemic, the annual Welch LLP Ottawa Business Growth Survey is taking on even greater importance.
Large numbers of area residents say they’d like to live in a new part of the city – or even beyond its borders – as the shift to remote work opens opportunities to move without fears of lengthening…
Selling or exiting a business is typically the culmination of several years of planning – efforts that, in many cases, have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The shift to virtual meetings and working from home has affected various workers differently.
The virtual event will tackle a variety of topics surrounding the future of work as the economy struggles to rebound from the pandemic. 
There’s been frustrations with the federal government around vaccine expectations, and with the provincial government over its mixed messages surrounding public health restrictions.
The prolonged work-from-home experiment – and questions about where employees will want to work, post-pandemic – is leaving many businesses unsure of their future office needs. 
While some in Ottawa’s business community believe the worst economic impact of the pandemic is behind them, other industries face a prolonged recovery.
A permanent shift is underway in the way we work, connect with clients and think about our city as a whole.
Finding a happy balance that works for everyone will require a lot of “trial and error,” Invest Ottawa's Nick Quain said at the launch of the Ottawa Business Growth Survey report.