The final report on the Wood Buffalo Business Recovery Hotline is complete and available on the Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Website.
Last May, in response to the devastating forest fire in the region, in collaboration with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), EDA set up and operated the Wood Buffalo Business Recovery Hotline which was funded by the Canadian Red Cross. The Hotline was designed to register small businesses, gather information about their immediate needs and provide access to various resources, including providing emergency financial relief on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross.
Contained in this final report is a summary of the data collected as part of the small business survey as well as an examination of the social media campaign to communicate the services of the hotline and the outcomes.
As phase one of an overall business and economic recovery strategy approved by the RMWB, EDA is extremely pleased with the success of the Hotline.