In 2006, Cornwall was ranked 19th out of 108 Canadian Cities.
In 2010, Cornwall was ranked 92nd out of 179 Canadian Cities.
CFIB – Communities in Boom: Canada’s Top Entrepreneurial Cities
In 2010, Cornwall was ranked 100th out of 100 Canadian Cities.
Important Notes: A very small number of businesses were polled for this study (24). But out of those 24 these were the hard facts:
- When rating local government’s sensitivity to local businesses: The percentage of respondents who give a ‘GOOD’ rating to their local government on ‘Awareness of small business’ was 0.0%.
That means not one single business, who responded, in Cornwall believed their local government knows enough about how small businesses are operating in today’s economy!
- When rating future full-time hiring’s: The percentage of respondents who expect to add to full-time employment levels within the next 3-4 months was 2.8%; tied for the lowest percentage.
This means that although we have brought in new jobs we still have not created a climate of growth and our economy is not in such a state that local businesses are planning for growth despite what our current government tells us!
Cornwall City Council Candidate