Airdrie launches Right for Business Support Program

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Economic Development at the City of Airdrie is pleased to announce the launch of the Right for Business Support Program designed to connect Airdrie businesses with service experts and advisors for support during the COVID pandemic.

The pilot program will be delivered in three streams specific to each business’ most urgent needs and will run from May 21 to August 21, 2020.

“Once the pandemic hit, our team conducted a business impact survey which led us to develop a Business Response and Support Plan,” says Economic Development Officer, Tara Levick. “Within this plan, business supports were made a priority during this crisis and into recovery. This program will provide businesses with help close-to-home, engaging experts to assist, and fostering better community connection.”

Economic Development is collaborating with various community partners to deliver each unique stream:

Stream A focuses on mentorship and coaching opportunities to support businesses. This stream will connect the business with local mentors to discuss business needs. Businesses in this stream will have access to local learning opportunities and Ask an Airdrie Expert webinars. Economic Development has teamed up with Bow Valley College and Community Futures Centre West to provide this stream.

Economic Development has partnered with MNP LPP in Airdrie to deliver stream B which focuses on support and guidance for businesses. Businesses in this stream will work with MNP to build an action plan that will help them more successfully adapt to the new business environment.

Stream C targets businesses needing one-on-one support from business professionals. Each business will work with a rapid response team to assess and prioritize their needs and develop of a Business Resiliency Plan.

In order to qualify for the program you must hold a valid City of Airdrie business license and be located within Airdrie city limits. Applications will be assessed on an industry specific basis and preference will be given to those businesses who are operational. This program is a pilot and has limited space.

For more information on this program and the other tools and resources Economic Development can provide to help support the local economy contact the team at economic.development@airdrie.ca or 403.948.8844 or visit www.airdrie.ca/rightforbusiness for more details.

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Media contact:
Tara Levick
Economic Development Officer
403.948.8800 ext. 8481
403.612.1171

 

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