Re­gion’s evo­lu­tion in fo­cus

North West Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Tay­lar Amonini

Eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and growth was on the agenda at the Au­gust Busi­ness Af­ter Hours event.

Hosted by the Pil­bara De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion and LandCorp, at­ten­dees heard about the lat­est projects and lo­cal con­tract op­por­tu­ni­ties the two com­pa­nies had on of­fer as they en­joyed re­fresh­ments and canapes.

PDC chair­man Chris Gil­mour said the growth of the small and medi­um­sized busi­nesses sec­tor was im­por­tant as the re­gion ad­justed to the shift from con­struc­tion era to a more sta­ble op­er­a­tional fu­ture.

“Busi­nesses must now be in­no­va­tive and en­tre­pre­neur­ial to suc­ceed and make the most of the ex­cit­ing eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties this of­fers,” he said.

“This is valu­able op­por­tu­nity to con­nect with lo­cal busi­nesses and bet­ter un­der­stand the cur­rent chal­lenges fac­ing the town.”

The Au­gust event also gave busi­nesses the op­por­tu­nity to see the new Youth In­volve­ment Coun­cil HQ and ex­pe­ri­ence the new so­cial en­ter­prise pro­gram Fresh Start Cafe.

LandCorp East Pil­bara re­gional man­ager Brad Pawlenko said in­vest­ment in the Pil­bara over the past decade helped make the re­gion a great place to work, live and play.

“LandCorp’s fo­cus on re­gional de­vel­op­ment will con­tinue as the min­ing and re­sources in­dus­tries evolve,” he said.

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