Small businesses in Logan are set to benefit from a new Small Business Friendly Council commitment made by Logan City Council today.
Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer has welcomed Logan to the growing list of councils that have signed up to the charter.
She says “Small businesses are the heart and hubs of our local communities and are crucial to the Queensland Government’s $14.2 billion COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan”.
it comes after the Council started rolling-out a 5-year Economic Development Strategy with the aim of boosting local business, jobs, and education and training opportunities for young people in the city.
Mayor Darren Power says the region is poised for an exciting period of growth and he encourages everyone within the City to be involved.
He says businesses face the biggest challenge.
And he believes there is work available.
He also says council will be helping small business in a different way.
The strategy, was developed after extensive community and stakeholder consultation and engagement.
It included an independent economic analysis and eight economic opportunity round table events with stakeholders and local business owners.
Industry sectors such as as hospitality, creative industries and entertainment will be given additional support to get back on their feet over the next five years.