Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan will tomorrow hold a Regional Strategy meeting with community leaders to identify a list of companies that will be approached to move their operations to our region.
From this meeting, companies will be identified to approach. There will also be a decision on the two to three people best suited to represent our region and do the “sales job” to attract them here.
“We live in one of the best parts of our country,” he said. “Attracting successful businesses here should not be difficult if we do the job properly.
“Compared to the cities, we can offer inexpensive land and offices, a skilled and educated workforce, as well as established infrastructure.”
“The NBN will be rolled out across the Northern Rivers from 2017, well ahead of the national 2020 timeframe, and the duplication of the Pacific Highway linking us to the large cities of
Brisbane in Sydney due for completion by 2020.
“I want local kids to have the opportunity to work locally,” Mr Hogan said. “Part of that, is attracting sustainable job-creating businesses to the Northern Rivers.”
Attending the meeting are executives from the five local councils in Page, the NSW Business Chamber, Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers, Southern Cross University and local business people.