ACC media release: September 14, 2021
For immediate release
Engagement top priority for growing municipal partnerships
EDMONTON — In a recent Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) survey, business engagement topped the list of job creators' priorities for growing municipal partnerships. Ninety-six per cent of respondents identified engagement with the business community as a priority, with more than 50 per cent selecting this as their number one priority from a list of four.

The survey, which received 172 responses, asked respondents to rank their top three priorities for growing partnerships between their business community and municipality. It was conducted through the Alberta Perspectives research program as part of the ACC's 2021 municipal Vote Prosperity campaign, relating to campaign pillar two: growing business partnerships.
Engagement on priorities topped the list for businesses' preferred ways to grow municipal partnerships.
"These findings underscore, once again, the importance of engagement with the business community," says ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly. "Previous Alberta Perspectives research has shown increased business engagement correlates with increased confidence. Especially in this time of rebuilding, committing time and resources to meaningful consultation with business is well worth the investment."

A short survey on Vote Prosperity pillar three: building healthy communities is now live at

More information on the Vote Prosperity campaign is available at
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Ken Kobly
President and CEO
Alberta Chambers of Commerce
(M) 780-975-1659
(P) 780-425-4180 Ext.5

The Alberta Chambers of Commerce is a federation of 121 community-based chambers of commerce representing more than 24,000 job creators.

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