Taking the Pulse of our Business Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2021

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC) today announced the launch of MB PULSE, a subscription-based community insights and polling platform which will strengthen our members’ collective voice, while providing MCC with point-in-time trends data to support its efforts in influencing government policy and decision-making.

Through quick polls, short surveys, and questionnaires, as well as an engagement platform, MB PULSE will consult regularly and confidentially with our province’s key drivers of the economy on emerging issues of relevance. MCC will work with local chambers of commerce, businesses, and industry leaders to drive MB PULSE membership and develop question series that count.

“As Manitoba’s largest business advocacy organization, the MCC already connects with our members often, and this secure platform will help us do so with even greater frequency and insight,” said Chuck Davidson, President & CEO. “MB PULSE will strengthen Manitoba’s business community by measuring sentiment, collecting labour market information, and supporting our network’s advocacy efforts. Being able to take the temperature of our community will be incredibly valuable, as we can measure the impact of specific issues, shape meaningful action, and create detailed research reports.”

As issues affecting the business community arise, or municipal, provincial, and federal governments propose or enact new legislation, MCC will be able to quickly create and launch polls and analyze outputs. Members will have opportunities to share opinions, and relay their experiences with forces affecting operations, from HR practices and workforce matters to taxation, growth plans, marketing and export, and more.

The shared knowledge we derive (in aggregate form only) will help our members understand what other business leaders are facing, and to learn from one another, even beyond provincial/territorial borders.

“What makes the MB PULSE initiative even more valuable is that all provincial/territorial chambers across Canada, save for one, already use this platform to survey their communities. This uniformity lends national scope to the data, and enables the Canadian network to align research efforts and advocacy plans from coast to coast to coast,” said Davidson.

Want to be part of the community? Join MB PULSE to share your opinions and insights, and you’ll receive outputs from the research and polls we conduct.

To join the community, set up your account here.

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