There have been a number of interesting developments this week across a number of areas, including; workplace relations, interest rates, levels of unemployment and the Queensland economy. This Friday blog piece covers all of these areas and links readers through to the relevant media releases and policy reports.
Queensland Ecotourism Plan - According to a new report by the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sporting and Racing - ‘Almost one third of all tourist dollars spent in Queensland are forked out by national park visitors’. An article in the Courier Mail this morning touches on some of the key findings.
State Population Growth - Regional Population Growth data released yesterday shows that between June 2011 and June 2012. With an annual growth rate of 1.9% this was the second fastest in Australia, behind that of Western Australia (3.3%). The Gold Coast was the fastest growing region increasing 10,800 people to 538,300;
There have been some great things happening within the Tourism industry across Queensland. Have a quick look to check out some of CCIQ's recommended business links on Tourism.
Quite simply, in life sometimes we have to lose a little not to lose a lot, and the fiscal repair task to the State government’s budget is another example of this reality in business life.
What do regional SMEs need across Queensland to invest and grow?
Like it or loath it, liquor licensing is integral to the success of Queensland’s tourism and hospitality offerings.
With the longest lead in time to a Federal Election in Australia’s history, Queensland businesses are in for a rollercoaster ride.
We should probably begin this discussion by stating that any attempt to assist and support business and industry grow should be welcomed to some extent.
Last Friday we had our first meeting to gauge interest from the local business community in forming a Rockhampton Chamber of Commerce.