Local business leaders and owners are asked to join a business board that provides insight into business confidence and challenges in their sector.
The Nelson Tasman Regional Insights Panel is a joint initiative of the Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA) and the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce (NTCC) with support from NBS.
Fiona Wilson, CEO of the Regional Development Agency at Nelson, believes this initiative will provide valuable insights across industry sectors.
“We look forward to including a full range of companies in the survey, so we can understand current issues across different sectors, locations and business types. The questions will be designed every quarter to allow us to track issues throughout the year. Our first survey focuses on workforce and skills in the region to set the current landscape to the business community. We are very pleased to work with our partners at Mahitahi Colab, NTCC, and with NBS on this regional initiative.”
Ali Boswick, CEO of NTCC, says the feedback from the regional companies will help everyone in the region by providing key information that can help the two organizations in advocating for the central government.
“Reliable and consistent data is essential to help the NRDA and NTCC provide relevant and beneficial support to businesses and inform our collective industry advocacy. We want insight into business confidence levels, investment intentions, and current and emerging issues faced by everyone from individual traders to some of our largest employers. “.
NBS’s Director of Commercial and Marketing, Howie Timms, is pleased that his organization was able to provide financial support to help develop the Regional Insights Board.
“While a view of the macroeconomic situation is available with some national surveys, it is helpful for our local business community to have a deeper understanding of the situation at the regional level.
We are pleased to support this initiative that will provide these ideas.”
Participants will be required to commit 10 to 15 minutes every three months to complete an online survey. Over the course of a year, these surveys will focus on various aspects of doing business at Nelson Tasman. The first of these surveys is now underway.
To join the committee, go to the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Website:
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