Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory and Niagara College’s Productivity and Innovation Lab have partnered to undertake a research project investigating how Niagara SMEs can grow to become more productive and competitive, leading to a more prosperous region.

The purpose of this policy brief is to introduce and define the problems facing Niagara’s SMEs to help frame our research moving forward. The author discusses issues around productivity and firm growth in Niagara. It asks two key questions: How are Niagara businesses performing? and What factors affect the growth of Niagara businesses? A firm’s growth is looked at from three angles: firm characteristics, firm strategy, and macroeconomic conditions.

Author: Dawit Eshetu

Publisher: Niagara Community Observatory, Brock University & Pi Lab, Niagara College

Publication Date: November 2017

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