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Council to host Shire’s first Economic Summit

11 June, 2015Posted in: Community, Events
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The Shire’s inaugural Economic Summit is set to take place next Tuesday 16 June at Chevalier College.

The free summit is being organised and facilitated by Council in an effort to establish a list of viable business and community projects that will form the basis of a broader Economic Development Strategy.

Council’s Economic Development Manager Noel Ferguson said the meeting is open to everyone.

“A lot of talented people live here in our Shire,” he said.  “The premise of the Summit is to bring these people together, tap into their passions and prioritise project ideas that will help promote our Shire as an innovative and ‘open for business’ region.”

“We’re hoping a broad range of people attend the summit who in turn will provide us with a wide range of suggestions and experiences on how we can develop and promote industry across our Shire.”

The Economic Summit will focus on more than 100 projects across the sectors of: Water, Food, Shelter, Energy, Transport, Business, Learning and Art and Recreation.

These projects were short-listed following suggestions raised from prior community workshops.

“If you’re in business, taking part in the Economic Summit is a great way to see what future products and services our community is likely to be seeking,” Mr Ferguson added.

“And if you aren’t in business, attending the summit is an opportunity for you to have a say in what our community’s priorities should be in the years ahead.”

Viable projects from the Economic Summit will be pitched to potential investors at a follow up Investment Summit to be held later in the year.

The Economic Summit was originally proposed by the Moss Vale Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce.

To register for the Summit visit www.southernhighlandsdevelopment.com or call Council’s Economic Development Manager, Noel Ferguson on phone (02) 4868 0517.

The Wingecarribee Economic Summit will be held in the McGrath Hall at Chevalier College, Burradoo from 1pm to 5pm on Tuesday 16 June 2015.