Member for Page Kevin Hogan will address a breakfast meeting of the Grafton Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday about a new jobs strategy for the region.
Member for Page Kevin Hogan will address a breakfast meeting of the Grafton Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday about a new jobs strategy for the region. Adam Hourigan

New jobs strategy to be aired at chamber breakfast meeting

A NEW strategy to create jobs on the North Coast will receive its first public airing tomorrow at a breakfast meeting of the Grafton Chamber of Commerce.

The Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, said he will use he meeting in the Clocktower Hotel to talk about the group he has set up involving the five local government areas and businees representative in his electorate.

Mr Hogan said the group comprised the five council general managers, plus representatives from business including the regional manager of the NSW Business Chamber, John Murray.

"The aim of the group is to attract new business to the region," Mr Hogan said.

He said one of the strategies of the group was to identify businesses who were looking to expand and make attractive offers to entice them to the region.

"We've been doorknocking businesses and we've really happy with the response so far," Mr Hogan said.

"It's really important we get all three levels of government and business on the same page when we make these approaches.

"That's why it's so important to get the message out about what we're doing."

Mr Hogan said this strategy is about the longer term growth of the region.

"In five years time we're going to have a beautiful new bridge, a new jail and a two lane highway through connecting us to Sydney and Brisbane, but a lot of workers from those projects leaving the area," he said.

"We need to look at what the region is going to do when that happens."

The meeting begins at 7am. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members.



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