Saturday, October 25, 2014

Duncan Edges Out Nanaimo


An article in the Financial Post points out that Duncan edged out Nanaimo in a CFIB survey which polled over 100 Canadian cities to find out how friendly they were to independent business owners.

It examined three broad areas: presence (how many small businesses existed), policy (how positively local government policies affected business conditions), and finally perspective. This describes small-business owners’ attitudes towards business and living conditions in their local cities.

In the overall ranking Duncan came in at #43 while Nanaimo came in at #54. Duncan had improved its' standing from 2013 when it was rated #73 while Nanaimo dropped from #42 in 2013. Duncan scored 54.3 overall while Nanaimo came in at 50.8.

On the category of presence Duncan scored 8.9 while Nanaimo scored 9.9, perspective saw Duncan at 21.5 while Nanaimo was 14.8 and finally on policy Duncan was 24.0 and Nanaimo 26.0.

What you can take away from these results, like most things based on statistics is questionable, but if nothing else it appears that Duncan is a friendlier place for independent business owners.

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3 comments:

  1. I think you mean to say - policy saw Duncan at 21.5......??? and I attribute the big gap here to the Leadercast fiasco.
    Cliff Marcil

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  2. Jim, In the following paragraph you repeat perspective twice and that was the thrust of my previous comment. The point I was making is that the difference between Nanaimo and Duncan really boils down to "policy (how positively local government policies affected business conditions)" and I think the results reflect the effect of the Leadercast fiasco.
    CM

    On the category of presence Duncan scored 8.9 while Nanaimo scored 9.9, perspective saw Duncan at 21.5 while Nanaimo was 14.8 and finally on perspective Duncan was 24.0 and Nanaimo 26.0.

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  3. Yes, Cliff you are correct the second perspective, should have read policy. It has now been corrected. That's the problem proofing your own stuff sometimes.

    Thanks

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