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Leeton Shire Council
(LSC) has commenced a Business Retention, Attraction and Expansion Economic
Development Program with assistance from the NSW Department of Industry’s Murray
Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program Energise Enterprise Fund.
deliverables will identify challenges and opportunities within our local
economy, and in response, develop strategies that strengthen and diversify
business opportunities in our Shire.
Manager Jackie Kruger is excited about the program and the value it can bring
to local industry, business and community.
“The Program enables
Council to engage with local businesses to understand patterns or trends in
relation to barriers and strengths relevant to business retention and expansion.
Armed with that knowledge we will be well placed to develop strategies that
harness identified opportunities or address any issues that have been holding
“I’m particularly looking
forward to completing a business prospectus which will be used to attract new
business from outside of the Shire and grow new business from within.” she
There are three key
program outcomes, due for completion by June 30, 2017:
Leeton Chamber of
Commerce and Industry has embraced the program, with President Jodie Ryan
encouraging as many businesses as possible to participate in the survey.
“Leeton Shire Council
will be actively listening and responding to the needs and concerns of local
business via this program using the Leeton Have Your Say community engagement
website,” she said.
Mrs Ryan also noted
that the Chamber is confident the new business prospectus will be an important
“By getting this right
our local businesses will be strengthened through diversification and we will
attract new industry, ultimately benefiting our local community.”
Leeton Shire Council
has engaged the services of Lynsey Reilly Communications to assist with the
delivery of the project, in collaboration with Council staff.
completion of the program, a business forum and media launch will be held to discuss
the results of the program and unveil the business prospectus.
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