Ottawa Business Growth Survey

Ottawa at the crossroads: Join a discussion about the region's economic future
Ottawa's regional economy is full of contradictions. There is evidence of an economic rebound, almost full employment, a red-hot housing market and mega infrastructure projects for years to come. For the most part, the economy seems to be booming.

There are also storm clouds on the horizon. The pandemic is lingering, inflation is spiking and businesses continue to wrestle with supply chain issues.

Specific to Ottawa is a question about the future of the downtown core. Having survived an occupation from protesters, downtown property owners and merchants are contemplating the impact of the federal government's permanent hybrid work decision that will keep thousands of public servants working from home. Coming this fall, a municipal election will give Ottawa a new mayor.

Ottawa is at the crossroads.

Join Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade for the launch of the 2022 Welch Ottawa Business Growth Survey.

The most comprehensive survey of local business leaders, the Welch Ottawa Business Growth Survey report will reveal what hundreds of local business owners and executives anticipate in the next year. That includes growth rates, hiring intentions and confidence levels in the local economy.

This in-person event will be held at the Nicol Building at Carleton University, the $65-million new home of the Sprott School of Business.

The event will feature an insightful keynote from David Coletto, the CEO of Abacus Data, and a lively panel discussion with Roger Greenberg, Executive Chairman of Minto Group, Dana Brown, Dean of the Sprott School of Business, and other business leaders.

>> be the first to get the 2022 results
>> get an update on local business confidence

>> understand how the pandemic is impacting different sectors
>> gain insight in the work-from-anywhere trend and its effect on commercial real estate and the downtown core
>> hear from prominent local business leaders on issues that are critical to the region's success

>> participate in live polling to share your opinion on critical business issues


David Coletto

David Coletto, CEO, Abacus Data

Dana Brown
Dana Brown, Dean, Sprott School of Business

Roger Greenberg
Roger Greenberg, Executive Chair, Minto Group

Jim McConnery
Jim McConnery, Managing Partner, Welch LLP

Justin Schurman, Regional Vice President, Business Financial Services, RBC

Justin Schurman, Regional VP, Business Financial Services, RBC

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