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Council to host Economic Development Workshop

14 June, 2016Posted in: Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting members of the community to attend an Economic Development Workshop to discuss future business opportunities for the Shire.

Hosted by Council, the 21 June half-day workshop will revisit priorities set by attendees at last year’s Economic Development Summit and follow-up Investment Summit.

“The workshop will be an opportunity for people to see the progress made by the groups who were involved in last year’s summits,” said Council’s Manager of Economic Development, Noel Ferguson.

“We will be presenting a series of short video interviews with members of the sector groups that outline what the teams have been up to for the past 12 months, and also learn of their plans for the future.”

Presentations will be based on 10 priority economic sectors which emerged from last year’s summits and include Water, Food, Shelter, Energy, Transport, Technology, Art, Recreation, Business and Learning.

“The projects pursued within each sector group were deemed by last year’s participants to be the most critical to our Shire,” Mr Ferguson added.  “They were also chosen because of the very real business and job opportunities they offered and our ability to move them forward quickly.”

Following the video presentations attendees will also have the opportunity to join a sector group and help plan the way forward for 2016-2017.

“We want as many people to come along to the Mittagong RSL on the 21 June and share in the discussion,” Mr Ferguson said.

“It doesn’t matter if they attended last year’s meetings or not,” Mr Ferguson continued.

“As long as they have a passion and vision for creating greater job opportunities and improving our Shire’s sustainability and economic viability – we’d love to have them involved.”

The free half-day Economic Development Workshop will be held in the Carrington Room of the Mittagong RSL on Tuesday 21 June from 12.30pm to 5.00pm.

Seats are limited and registrations must be made via: www.southernhighlandsdevelopment.com/register-for-the-2016-economic-development-workshop.

To learn more about the workshop and progress undertaken on the key economic sectors, visit www.southernhighlandsdevelopment.com or call Council’s Economic Development Manager, Noel Ferguson on phone (02) 4868 0517.