The report card is a quarterly document that tracks how city council voted on business issues. The document is the result of work by the Chamber’s member-led advocacy committee and Chamber staff.
As announced earlier this year at their State of the City event, the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce is pleased to unveil our first quarter 2023 Kingston city council report card.
“We’re pleased to provide this short summary of business-related motions for Kingston-area business owners who want to know how council is using their time and resources to make Kingston more competitive for businesses,” said Karen Cross, CEO of The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. “While council motions don’t tell the whole story and the overall environment contains many challenges, the first quarter of this year had some promising signs for business issues and we hope to see continued progress during the balance of the current council term.”
In Q1 of 2023, twelve business-related motions came to council. Of those motions, eight motions resulted in positive business outcomes (‘green’), while four were either negative (‘red’) or contained potential business concerns (‘yellow’). The overall rating for the quarter was ‘green’.
Advocacy is a major priority for the Chamber, which is a member-driven business organization that has a mission to stimulate the growth and prosperity of the local business community. Through year-round advocacy work, the Chamber advances local business priorities in meetings, letters, events, and presentations.
Prospective Chamber members are welcome to learn more about the Chamber or apply for membership at kingstonchamber.ca.