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Media Release - SBRC launches Business South Burnett

Launch of Business South Burnett

At the conclusion of a month focusing on small business and the activity of Queensland Small Business Week, South Burnett Regional Council is launching their business growth action plan under a new brand to keep the momentum going.

“We have seen some great activity for business growth over the past month in partnering with BIEDO & USQ,” said Mayor Keith Campbell. “It has been great to see and hear positive business stories about our region and the media has played role in sharing these stories which has helped build forward momentum.”

Businesses across the region have taken up opportunities to attend workshops and meet the buyer events in Brisbane, welcomed new customers (some more famous than others) and witnessed the widespread effects of events.

Specifically, the month of May saw:

  • Opportunities for businesses to network with other businesses through business group meetings, including the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), Meet and Greet at the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital and the Murgon Business Development Association Breakfast.

  • Cast and crew from the ‘Danger Close’ set extended their footprint beyond Wooroolin, generating increased spend and publicity for a range of businesses across the region.

  • Activity through the South Burnett Business Builders Program included one-on-one visits with potential program participations and the Digital Scorecard workshop held at Ringsfield House, with a more tailored social media workshop to come following participant feedback.

  • Food producers exposed to JD.com and Coles ‘Meet the Buyer’ events through Future Food Brisbane, with South Burnett Regional Council extending its Regional Flavours support through this business development program.Kingsley Grove Estate also attended an intensive ‘Market Ready Incubator’ with Bentley’s through Future Food Brisbane.

  • Destination events (Burrandowan Races and Goomeri Pumpkin Festival) increased visitation to the region, directly benefitting retail and accommodation businesses.

“To continue this momentum and focus activity and resources, Council is introducing Business South Burnett.” said Mayor Keith Campbell.  “Business South Burnett will be all things business, supporting businesses seeking growth and opportunity.”

Changes will be most evident in social media channels, business focussed events, internet based information and business growth marketing, changing to the new brand.  Follow the Business South Burnett Facebook page to be kept up to date on South Burnett business success stories, opportunities for learning and business development programs.

Business South Burnett would also love to hear your story to ensure forward momentum is strong. If you are a business that has an exciting new product, has a great story to share or some business tips that have helped you, please contact Council’s Economic Development Officer, Kristy Board, on (07) 4189 9100 or through the Business South Burnett Facebook page.   

The existing South Burnett Directions Board and associated brand will continue to lead and represent regional economic development.  South Burnett Directions will work more closely with Council, primary employers and high value business to enable and encourage innovation and investment attraction across the South Burnett in line with the 2020 South Burnett Economic Development Strategy. 


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