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For entrepreneurs, Collingwood is tops in Canada

CFIB’s chief economist in town to present findings of entrepreneurial report

Toronto, January 12, 2017 – Ted Mallett, Vice-President and Chief Economist at the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB), will be in Collingwood on January 16, 2017 to discuss CFIB’s 2016 Entrepreneurial Communities report, out of which came the news that the southern Ontario town was ranked top mid-sized entrepreneurial community in Canada.  

The report is the ninth annual look at what entrepreneurial characteristics Canada’s largest municipal regions possess. A wide range of data is collected to try to capture the level of dynamism of each community and place it on a measurable scale.

“The Entrepreneurial Communities report is a great tool for communities and business owners to gauge what’s working and what’s not when it comes to laying the groundwork for entrepreneurial growth,” said Mr. Mallett. “It’s like a snapshot in time that reflects business confidence and government policies that shape the business landscape in a given region.”

As a way of congratulating businesses on this prestigious accomplishment and inspiring discussion on what can still be done to further improve the entrepreneurial environment, the Town of Collingwood will be hosting a lunchtime event on January 16 called Keep Accelerating Entrepreneurship where Mr. Mallett will be speaking about the report and answering key questions.


The event will take place at the Temple Building, 126 Hurontario Street. To arrange an interview with Ted Mallett, please contact John Studd at 416-222-8022, 647-464-2814 or [email protected].

CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 109,000 members across every sector and region.

January 12, 2017

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