Business Retention & Expansion Recovery Survey


The economic well-being of our community is based upon our existing businesses. In recognition of this, positive action is being taken to identify and meet the needs of these businesses.

The Town of Hanover Business Retention and Expansion Recovery project is a community-wide effort that emphasizes personal business calls as a way to identify the needs of our existing businesses. Specifically, the objectives of the project are to:

1.  Identify the needs, concerns, and opportunities of existing local businesses in order that, where appropriate, local action can be taken to respond to the businesses’ needs or development opportunities.

2.  Learn of the future plans of the area’s local businesses with respect to expansion, relocation, and/or retention and assess where assistance can be provided.

3.  Demonstrate the community’s pro-business attitude and develop an effective means of communication with local businesses.

The BR+E Recovery survey will indicate the future plans/needs of local businesses in response to the pandemic and how businesses view the community and it’s recovery as a place to do business. In turn, this survey information will be used to plan future economic development activities.

Hanover businesses are encuoraged to participate in the BR+E Recovery survey. Your input will be a valued addition to the project, and your responses to the survey questions will be kept confidential. A summary of the survey results and recommendations for future development efforts will be announced at a public meeting at the end of the project. No business will be identified individually.

The interviewer will be April Marshall, Economic Development Manager, who will survey your business. The interviews will last approximately 1 hour and can be booked electronically via this link

The survey can also be completed online, via this link Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions.

If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact: 

April Marshall
Economic Development Manager
Town of Hanover
341 10th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1P5
t 519.364.2780 x 1253 | c 519.372.5405 | f 519.364.6456 |