Cornwall Ontario Questions validity of CFIB “Communities in Boom” numbers – City Growth defies Report – October 20, 2010

Cornwall ON – Cornwall Ontario Mayor Bob Kilger was joined by Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Bethune in calling out the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Report on “Communities in Boom” ranking the growth of Entrepreneurial cities.

The report which alleged 12,000 responses apparently only had 24 from Cornwall according to Ted Mallett, Vice-President and Chief Economist for CFIB.

“We welcome any research that may help us better understand our collective strengths and weaknesses.

Unfortunately, the CFIB report is based on only 24 responses from the Cornwall area, which is not a large enough sample to be representative. Simply put, the data sample is too small, and any conclusions, good or bad, cannot be viewed with any kind of confidence.”

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4 Responses to "Cornwall Ontario Questions validity of CFIB “Communities in Boom” numbers – City Growth defies Report – October 20, 2010"

  1. Concerned Citizen   October 20, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    As stated “Unfortunately, the CFIB report is based on only 24 responses from the Cornwall area, which is not a large enough sample to be representative. Simply put, the data sample is too small, and any conclusions, good or bad, cannot be viewed with any kind of confidence.”
    If thats the case then how can we have confidence in the 11 people on Council?

  2. Grimalot   October 20, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    I am not surprised at all from the report, even if the sampling was too small. There’s too much red tape in this city, Mike Bedard has it right in his response..

    The bridge issue also killed business here even if the feds say willy nilly about it..

    Looks like a lot of serious work needs to be done to bring back the light to this fair city!

  3. The Watcher   October 20, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    “… the data sample is too small, and any conclusions, good or bad, cannot be viewed with any kind of confidence.”

    Does this mean that if the conclusions would have been good, the Mayor and the President of the Chamber of Commerce would have also denied them, stating that the sample size was too small?

  4. smee   October 21, 2010 at 7:02 AM

    if you wish to see a smaple of what is wrong with Cornwall just have a look at the picture below the headline of the article.

    Fight for us Bob but before you misrepresent us please show us how we have bloomed per capita to other cities?

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