Hydro Costs Hurting Small Business, According To Barrie Chamber

Six Month Campaign To Highlight Obstacles Faced By Small Business

Small businesses are too big to ignore. That’s the gist of a new six month campaign being launched by the Barrie chamber of commerce. The campaign aims to raise awareness of small business and the obstacles they face. This comes following a report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce called “Top 3 Obstacles to Small Business Growth” which outlined, among others, how increasing hydro rates are affecting small businesses, with one in 20 businesses across the province expecting to shutter due to rising electricity prices.