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CDA Update: Support for Businesses

by Calgary Downtown Association


March 19, 2020   

 

Dear Downtown Partners,

During this very challenging time, we want you to know that the Calgary Downtown Association is here for you and your business. We’re working with The City of Calgary and our partners to champion the needs of Calgary businesses. The health and safety of Calgarians remains our top priority, and we understand the challenges that the business community is facing right now because of the COVID-19 crisis.  We’re here to help advocate for you, to get you the support you need.

On March 16, City Council approved a corporate strategy to enable better and quicker support for our business community and the local economy.  A Business Sector Support Committee has been established, made up of members from the The City of Calgary, Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Calgary Economic Development and representatives from businesses including Business Improvement Areas. The mandate is to monitor, evaluate and manage sustainability and wellness of the business community.

We are working with this committee to share our immediate concerns and needs on behalf of the Downtown businesses, with CEMA (Calgary Emergency Management Agency), and advocate to the provincial and federal government for further aid. More information on incoming support for businesses will be made available as updates happen.

In the meantime, I encourage you to continue to help flatten the curve so we can resolve this local state of emergency and get businesses back on their feet sooner.   

 

We will continue to work hard to provide updates and useful information as we obtain it, or as developments happen to support you. We’re all in this together and we’ll make it through this together.

Thank you,

Marco De Iaco | Executive Director

Calgary Downtown Association

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