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Welch LLP Business Growth Survey: 2024 Report Launch

May 29 @ 7:15 am - 9:15 am

Is Ottawa making the grade?

Get early access to Ottawa’s definitive annual survey of local business leaders

These are challenging days for Ottawa. A convergence of macro economic and local issues has business leaders feeling uncertain about the future.

Inflation and high interest rates persist. A tight housing market shows few signs of improvement. The workplace seems permanently disrupted for white collar workers. Downtown activity is still low and social issues are becoming more apparent.

Here’s the question: Are local political leaders rising to the challenge? And what priorities should they be pursuing?

Get early access to the results of the tenth annual Welch Business Growth Survey, including a first-ever City Hall report card.

Join the Ottawa Board of Trade, the Ottawa Business Journal and title sponsor Welch LLP for a morning of networking, local economic insights and expert commentary.


  1. Forecasts on future revenue and profits
  2. Local hire intentions
  3. Performance of key business sectors
  4. Level of confidence in local economy
  5. Grades on city hall performance
  6. Opinions on city hall priorities
  7. Support for Lansdowne 2.0
  8. Support for a new downtown arena


  • 7:15 am ~ Registration
  • 7:30 am ~ Buffet breakfast
  • 7:50 am ~ Welcome from OBOT and OBJ
  • 8:10 am ~ Survey results with Abacus Data CEO David Coletto and Welch LLP Partner Chris Meyers
  • 8:30 am ~ Interactive discussion:Four Big Ideas to Advance Ottawa: Interactive panel, featuring Erin Benjamin, Graham Bird, Andrew Reeves and Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos
  • 9:10 am ~ Closing remarks
  • 9:15 am ~ Conclusion


Event Sponsors

Welch LLP
Carleton University
Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP
United Way East Ontario
National Arts Centre
OakWood Designers & Builders


National Arts Centre – Canada Room
1 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5W1
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(613) 947-7000
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