Media release - Have your say on Murrumbidgee Council's Economic Development Strategy

Murrumbidgee Council has placed its blueprint for the area’s future economic development on public exhibition and is encouraging the local community to provide feedback.

Murrumbidgee Mayor Ruth McRae welcomed the release of the draft Economic Development Strategy.

Cr McRae said this is an extremely important tool for Council, the business sector and the community as it clearly outlines the way forward for our local economy.

“The strategy provides an economic and demographic snapshot of the area, as well as key strengths, challenges and opportunities for the future.

“It also identifies six key themes to support economic development: attracting new business investment; supporting existing business to grow and diversify; enhancing education, training and skills; growing the population; expanding infrastructure; and finally, developing and promoting tourism” Cr McRae said.

The strategy has been developed through consultation with businesses and the local community.

“I encourage everyone to have a look at the document on our website or to call into one of our Council offices,” she said.

The strategy will be on public exhibition to 31 July 2019 and can be viewed here.

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