Business Retention and Expansion
The County’s Community Services, Programs, and Initiatives Department occasionally conducts Business Retention and Expansion programs (BR+E) to better understand the opportunities and challenges facing different business sectors in The County.
A BR+E involves conducting confidential interviews with businesses to gather insights into their needs, challenges and opportunities for growth.
BR+E programs are often conducted on a sector by sector basis, with updates to each sector taking place every few years. The process provides critical feedback on the relationship between County services and the business sector. It also provides an opportunity for the Community Services, Programs and Initiatives staff to connect with business owners in person and to help address any urgent matters they might be facing.