Chamber surveys businesses on boom or bust issue

BUY LOCAL: Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry will launch 'Boom or Bust', the largest survey of businesses in the Gladstone region, at its meeting on Tuesday night.

Some people are declaring that business in Gladstone has never been better, while other businesses are ready to give up due to the pressure of increased wages and missing out on local projects.

There are many discussions and varied opinions on how local businesses are faring in the industrial boom.

So the Chamber has made it its business to determine what is really happening out there for local business.

I know it's a hassle to complete surveys when you are trying to work a business, but if we want to bring about change, this is one way of demonstrating the need for change, and the results of this survey will certainly be used to support the needs of business.

We need all businesses to stand up and be counted and become part of the solution.

The aim of the study is to look at the effects of the industrial boom on local business and what businesses are planning over the next 12 months.

The chamber has worked closely with peak business organisations and government to develop the survey, and have made a commitment to be the voice for local business in presenting the results to all levels of government, industry and key agencies.

On behalf of chamber president Rick Hansen, I urge all businesses to get on board and be part of something big.

To be a part of the study, email buylocal@amarna.com.au

Do you think Gladstone is set to boom or bust?

This poll ended on 20 December 2013.

Current Results

Boom. There are plenty of projects in the pipeline

28%

Bust. We're about due for one

37%

I think things will continue pretty much as they are now

34%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.