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Values, Principles & Approach

Mitchell Shire will build its economic capacity in order to improve its economic future and the quality of life for its residents. Mitchell Shire Council will work collaboratively with business, government and other organisations to create better conditions for jobs and business growth now and into the future.

Values, Principles & Approach

Approach to strategy preparation:
> Background information review
> Economic profile and industry analysis
> Economic Development benchmarking analysis
> Mitchell Shire competitive analysis
> Industry survey and creation of a business database
> Community survey
> Stakeholder consultation (Equine, Wallan, Broadford, Seymour and internal workshops + 12 one-on-one meetings with industry and stakeholders)
> Discussion paper
> Economic Development Strategy Framework
> Strategy preparation and community feedback on draft strategy

Strategy Aim

> Grow Mitchell’s economy, with a focus on job generation and sustainable economic growth
> Build on Mitchell’s competitive advantages
> Promote upskilling and innovation and strengthen engagement, relationships and communication with businesses
> Investigate the sub-regional economy variances in Mitchell Shire
> Identify projects and initiatives that will lead to significant economic benefit for the region

Strategy Objectives

> Strengthen engagement, relationships and communication with existing and new business
> Provide increased focus and effort towards attracting, retaining and supporting industry that meets the needs and competitive strengths of Mitchell Shire
> Improve the liveability of Mitchell Shire including a mix of health services, housing and social and physical infrastructure to attract residents and businesses
> Facilitate and advocate for investment in strategic infrastructure that supports the economy and liveability of Mitchell Shire
> Improve governance and systems within Council that support business
> Advocate for the upskilling, training and job readiness of Mitchell Shire’s residents

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