Niagara’s Economic Rapid Response Team (ERRT) is taking a data-driven approach to Niagara’s economic recovery from COVID-19, and is asking businesses to help inform that process through a brief online survey.

The survey is open to all Niagara businesses, regardless of size, sector or community. Businesses can access the survey online.

The survey closes on Friday, April 16 and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. It follows two previous business impact surveys conducted in 2020. Those surveys were instrumental in securing millions of dollars in pandemic relief for Niagara businesses.

Together, the results will provide critical insight into where funding and resources are most needed, allowing economic development officials to effectively plan and advocate for Niagara’s economic recovery.

Established in the early stages of the pandemic and composed of economic development officials from across Niagara, the ERRT has been working throughout the last year to gather critical information from Niagara businesses and connect them with provincial and federal supports and information.

The team has also created an up-to-date website that offers the latest updates and resources to support businesses through the pandemic, available at


"It’s no secret that COVID-19 has imposed significant impacts on Niagara’s economy over the past year. By listening to our businesses and understanding their needs, we will be well-positioned to direct resources and advocate for a strong economic recovery that benefits everyone in the region." ~ George Spezza, Director, Niagara Economic Development

A message from Niagara Region.