Local businesses urged to have their say

08 August 2016

Albury-Wodonga businesses are encouraged to support their local community by participating in the annual business survey.

The survey provides a current assessment of the local economic situation and the key issues affecting the business community, as well as providing a valuable source of insight for businesses, strategists and policy makers alike.

Jason Crocker, Director at RSM Australia said ,“The twin cities’ of Albury-Wodonga continue to grow and develop, and it’s important to monitor the implications and opportunities associated with our everchanging business landscape. The targeted statistics obtained from the survey are not available from any other public access data source, so participation is crucial to ensure results are representative of the local business voice”.

The survey will be distributed to more than 3,000 businesses listed on the Albury Wodonga Business Directory as well as the two Council’s internal business databases.

John Butko, owner of Butko Engineering and 2016 Chamber Business Awards’ Hall of Fame recipient said: “We’ve been operating in Albury-Wodonga since 1976 and it is a great place to do business from both a lifestyle and operational perspective. To maximise Albury-Wodonga’s growth and sustainability however, we need to continually assess the local and national business markets to ensure that we are pursuing strategies that are relevant. The business environment is continually changing and unless you adapt and respond positively to this change your business will not prosper into the future”.

Businesses have until Friday, 26 August to complete the survey. Survey results will be analysed, and a key findings report and short online video clip will be published on Friday, 16 September. Findings will be available at alburywodonga.gov.au, and the two Council websites. The ongoing support received by businesses that partake each year is much appreciated - the insight is invaluable in guiding the region’s business strategies and projects.