Chamber: Ontario Must Create the Right Conditions
for Business Competitiveness
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2022
Sault Ste. Marie, ON / Toronto, ON - The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis have created an unstable environment for Ontario’s businesses. Inflation, labour shortages, and supply chain backlogs have been exacerbated by the global state of emergency. This week, the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (SSMCOC) joined the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Ontario’s Chamber network in releasing Vote Prosperity, outlining our policy priorities for the next four years.
“Businesses continue to face a myriad of challenges on their road to recovery,” says SSMCOC President, Patricia Porco. “Balancing short-term needs with critical long-term investments will be key in supporting growth and predictability. This is a watershed moment for Ontario’s future economic prosperity, and we want to underscore the importance of continued collaboration between government and industry to get us to where we need to go.”
Business competitiveness results in more prosperous communities, higher consumer confidence, high-quality jobs, and a more resilient economy. This requires:
- Boosting confidence and predictability
- Implementing pro-growth policies
- Building resilient communities
- Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation
The recommendations outlined in OCC’s Vote Prosperity were developed together with businesses, associations, labour, post-secondary institutions, as well as chambers of commerce and boards of trade from across the province.
As the indispensable partner of business, we look forward to putting our members’ issues front and centre this election. To ensure the next provincial election advances business competitiveness, we have developed Vote Prosperity. Read the recommendations HERE.
About the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization comprised of 700 plus businesses and agencies in Sault Ste. Marie and has been serving the needs of this community since 1889. The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce will lead the way as the voice of business, advancing economic prosperity for its membership and the business community. Learn more about the SSMCOC at www.ssmcoc.com
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.
SSMCOC Media Contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce