Cessnock City Council has launched its new Business Investment Attraction Program. The initiative highlights the unlocked potential of the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) for businesses looking to start up or relocate into the region.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent applauded the Advance Cessnock City Business Investment Attraction Program as a fresh opportunity to showcase Cessnock and surrounds to domestic and international firms.
“Increasingly businesses are looking to take advantage of lifestyle, affordability and proximity to markets,” Bob said.
“Workers are more willing to relocate from Sydney and other large cities. We are ready and waiting to show these prospective investors why Cessnock City should be their first choice.”
The business investment attraction prospectus offers a range of information needed by interested parties. It includes site selection information, location, economic development support services, research into sector by sector growth opportunities, commercial and industrial lands and an economic summary report.
“Everything a business owner needs to know about Cessnock and surrounds can be found in one simple, professional and educational prospectus. Every enquiry received will be followed up,” Bob said.
“It is an exciting time to be living in Cessnock City, with connections to major cities and services increasing exponentially. I assure you Cessnock is open for business.”
The Advance Cessnock City Business Investment Attraction Program was successfully launched to the local business community at a well-attended business networking meeting earlier this month.
Council has been overwhelmed with the initial feedback which has been very positive from the Cessnock Local Government Area business community.
Council’s Economic Development Unit will now identify suitable employment lands for development and approach suitable companies. The objective is to select companies who complement the existing economic base and can provide meaningful, sustainable employment into the future.
Council is part of the NSW Small Business Friendly Councils program and continues to progress initiatives in order to adopt a positive business environment.
IMAGE |Brian McGuigan of McGuigan Wines with Warren and Gay Cooper from the Cooperage Bed and Breakfast attended the program’s networking function at the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre.
Local government has been in operation in the Cessnock area since 1906 when the Shire of Cessnock held its first meeting. During the following years there were several amalgamations and splits as new Shires were formed and reshaped until Cessnock was declared a City in 1958.
Cessnock City Council provides a diverse range of services and facilities for the residents of the LGA as well as visitors to the area.