We conducted research in 2017 to understand the current and future needs of our local businesses. More than 1000 businesses participated in the online survey between September and December 2017.
A new survey is planned for 2019/2020.
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.