THE City of Surrey has launched a series of initiatives to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to launching a COVID-19 Business Resource Centre, the City’s new Surrey Store to Door platform has connected thousands of local consumers to online businesses in the first week alone.
“As we all do our part to flatten the curve, there has been an unprecedented shift in how we connect with one another and do business,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “But Surrey is a resilient community. Many local organizations have adapted their business models to ensure you still have access to the products and services you love at home. I want to personally thank residents for continuing to support Surrey businesses and their staff. This community resiliency is the very thing that will bring us back to our feet when this pandemic is behind us.”
Surrey’s support programs for businesses include:
Centralized COVID-19 Business Resource Centre
Organizations can find business continuity plans, procurement opportunities, employment resources and consolidated financial supports on the City’s new COVID-19 Business Resource Centre. With real-time updates, businesses can keep informed about support measures and opportunities as they arise.
Surrey Store to Door
Surrey Store to Door is a hub for all things local, connecting restaurants, clothing stores, florists and more, to new customers in Surrey. Powered by the City’s marketing and communication channels, over 100 businesses have signed up, and the site has had over 4,600 visits by online shoppers in the first week. Businesses must offer online sales and delivery service to register.
Expedited Food Delivery Registration Service
Surrey restaurants can enjoy an expedited registration process with Uber Eats and DoorDash, with the support of Surrey’s Business Support Office. For more information, or to register, click here.
Connecting Local Manufacturers with Design Specs for COVID-19 Response Products
The City is inventorying product design specifications for a variety of medical and personal protective equipment and has engaged with over 160 local manufactures and suppliers to encourage the local production of these goods.
Business Support Office
Local business owners can contact Surrey’s Business Support office to learn more about the resources available to them by emailing email@example.com.
For more information about how Surrey can help your local business, visit investsurrey.ca/covid-19