WaterWealth Project launches survey

The goal is to better understand the crossroads of the region’s economy and environment

A survey of Fraser Valley businesses is currently underway by the WaterWealth Project to better understand the crossroads of the region’s economy and environment.

So far dozens of business owners and entrepreneurs have responded, but WaterWealth is looking for more responses from survey participants.

The WaterWealth Project, a non-partisan community organization based in Chilliwack, launched the survey on Earth Day (April 22). The survey is web-based with a series of questions about the strengths and health of the local economy, points of pride that business owners hold for their enterprise and community, in what unique ways different businesses rely on local waterways, and overall opinions of the business community when it comes to issues that affect our home waters. Survey responses have been gathered both online and in person.

“In a perfect world we would be hitting the streets to facilitate the survey face-to-face with hundreds of local businesses,” said Natalie Jones, community organizer with WaterWealth. “Despite working with limited capacity, we have still prioritized getting out there in the community to talk in person with business people. We’ve also been promoting this survey online which we encourage any and all business people to take advantage of.”

The survey will run until the end of this month and respondents have a chance to win a lunch for two up to a $100 value at a restaurant of the winner’s choosing in the Fraser Valley.

“We know that business folk work extremely hard, and their time is precious,” said Jones. “We want to honour that by offering a really great perk for taking the time to respond to our survey. Entering the draw is easy, with the last ‘question’ of the survey essentially being the entry form.”

The survey is available online at www.waterwealthproject.com/business_survey