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Business hopes are running high: survey

GYMPIE businesses have recovered their sense of optimism, despite a slight drop in confidence this year, Acting Mayor Tony Perrett said yesterday.

Cr Perrett said his council's latest Gympie Region Business Confidence Survey demonstrated "a continuation of the strong and steady recovery trend" seen since the floods.

He said the "slight three-point drop in business confidence" shown in this year's survey came off "the all time high confidence indicated in the survey conducted in late 2013.

"The results demonstrate a long term trend of optimism coming back into the business community, reflecting some of the national data coming through in recent times," he said.

The survey index showed an increase of more than 12 points over the past three years, coming off "the rock bottom depths of the June 2011 result, which was measured just after the Queensland floods."

The survey included business responses from communities across the region, "from Imbil to Tin Can Bay and from Gympie through to Goomeri.

"The survey questions were designed with input from regional chambers of commerce and business organisations and are designed to benchmark the Gympie region over a period of time."

Every survey focuses on a different topic, however.

"This survey focused on town centre aspirations and infrastructure needs of the region.

"The questions on infrastructure improvements on road and highway improvements, as well as internet and broadband."

Gympie Times

Topics:  business, survey, tony perrett




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