NewsNew business tool supporting local entrepreneurs in the Comox Valley SHARE ON: Jon Gauthier, staff Monday, Jul. 13th, 2020 Pexels Stock PhotoA new partnership between Small Business BC and Comox Valley Economic Development & Tourism is helping local businesses in the Comox Valley. The two have teamed up to add the Comox Valley to Bizmap, an interactive, online research tool that provides users with key market insights on neighbourhoods across Vancouver and Vancouver Island.The service will provide important market research that supports economic growth, recovery and resiliency for Comox Valley small businesses.“Whether you’re starting a new business, or expanding an existing one, having a thorough understanding of your customer base is invaluable,” says Tom Conway, CEO of Small Business.If you know who you’re serving, Bizmap will help you find your customers and choose the best place to locate your business.”Its good news for the valley, as its the first time the company has expanded outside of the Vancouver area. “We are proud to have collaborated with Small Business BC and the Downtown Courtenay and Comox BIA’s to become the first region outside of Vancouver to develop these investment area profiles for the downtown areas. These are powerful tools, not only to support existing businesses with robust data and information, while also supporting potential investors in analyzing and comparing key market data to make key business decisions,” explained Geoff Crawford, Manager of Business Development.The downtown Courtenay and downtown Bizmaps are available at www.bizmap.ca and businesscomoxvalley.com.