The report describes findings from a business retention and expansion (BRE) survey conducted online via Survey Monkey by the EVEI for businesses operating in the Elk Valley. 119 of these business responses identified as operating in Sparwood and this report is focused exclusively on these businesses and was written in tandem with the Elk Valley BRE report which encompasses all business responses.

The key research findings in the report summarize the Sparwood business data, then the next steps and potential action items outline recommendations partner organizations could use to improve the business climate of Sparwood. The appendix section showcases the full quantitative data obtained from Sparwood businesses in the survey.

BRE is an effective economic development tool that encourages local businesses to stay and grow in the community through identifying and responding to their needs.

If you have any questions about the report, please do not hesitate to contact the Elk Valley Economic Recovery Advisor at

Sparwood BRE Report 2022