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April 1, 2020
There are a growing number of initiatives, collaborations and projects that we are working on for our local economy. Some of these are Glen Innes Council annual operational plan actions and some are due to accessing grant funding to deliver additional projects aligned to the Council 4-year Delivery Program objectives of:
Facilitate market & business opportunities
Develop a strong brand for Glen Innes Severn Highlands
Facilitate growth & support business development
Recognise & support the agricultural sector as the most significant local industry within the LGA
To help us model business impacts of COVID-19, Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI) are seeking businesses to complete a business impact survey. It is vital that we get as much information as possible to help shape our regional approach and the Government’s assistance measures going forward. This local information will be used to model local insights into REMPLAN statistical modelling program.
Complete the survey by Friday 24 April, 2020
Manager Economic Development
Glen Innes Severn Council
Did you know that we lose $200,000,000 out of our local economy every year? If 20% of that was retained locally an additional $56 million would be circulating in our local economy each year.
Highlands Hub is FREE for local business to help you:
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We're currently at Stage 1 of the new Economic Development Strategy -
Phase 1: Economic Analysis & Research;
Phase 2: Community and Stakeholder Consultation;
Phase 3: Strategy Development & Delivery
Phase 4: Action Plan Development & Delivery
The Economic Analysis & Research phase is a background report of the state of our local economy. It covers Population & Demographics, Local Economy, Employment & Skills Tourism & Agriculture, KProperty, Competative Advantages and Opportunities.
We're curating this content to present in Phase 2 which will now be digitally delivered over the coming months.
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Thanks to the Bushfire Recovery Agency, Council are funding $150,000 (less production costs) to stimulate the local business economy through 'Why Leave Town' gift cards.
Each household in the Local Government Area (LGA) will receive a local Glen Innes Highlands Giftcard to spend at the local shops. The program is to be delivered in June ready for locals to kick-start local business post COVID-19.
Local businesses whom have already set up their eftpos machine from the 'Spend In Glen' promotion don't need to set up again.
For those businesses that have not set up their eftpos machines to accept 'Why Leave Town' giftcards we'll set up your terminal for you at no cost.
ORDER YOUR BUSINESS ACTIVATION
We've purchased a FREE Brand Local Crisis Management Course for local business to help get your business through the COVID-19 crisis.
The course is specifically designed to give businesses a plan on how they can adapt their businesses to not only survive this crisis but to thrive. It also teaches businesses what they must do right now to ensure they have a quick recovery once this crisis ends.
1. Mindset, focus & Opportunity
2. Get more from Google
3. Communications Strategy
4. Content Creation
5. Targeted/Paid Campaigns
6. Online Tools, Apps & Integration
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On every economic metric the Glen Innes Severn LGA Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing Industry over-indexes against the Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI), which presents a major risk to the sustainability of our local economy especially in times of drought.
It is essential that a project is undertaken to promote, inform, guide and nurture landholders and primary producers to diversify their on-farm products and add further value to their on-farm assets.
We will deliver a business development program of events to accelerate the diversication of our region from primary production to broader agri-food and agri-tourism value-added economy.
This project is being delivered in partnership with Regionality and is supported by GLENRAC.
Glen Innes Highlands have been successful in securing a place to become a Neighbourlytics Launch City.
Launch Cities is a purpose built program giving innovative local governments the opportunity to establish a wellbeing analytics baseline for their municipality, and empower decision-making through developments in data.
With human-centred analytics, we can use wellbeing as a framework to guide investment in technology and infrastructure for our places.
Through quantitative measurement of Social, Economic, Physical, and Community Prosperity, we create a baseline and establish benchmarks to guide budgetary planning and resource allocation, as well as monitor and evaluate program impact over time.
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