We conducted research in 2017 to understand the current and future needs of our local businesses. Over 1000 businesses participated in the online survey between September and December 2017.
70% of businesses across the Shire rate their business outlook as good to very good over the next 12 months.
The outlook is most positive among businesses in the Industrial and Arts Centre, where 84% of businesses rated their outlook as very good or good.
The reasons for this were:
Several businesses noted an increase in interest in health and wellbeing, “People are becoming more aware of the importance of their health” contributing to a positive outlook.