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Topic: economy

Wide Bay records highest number of jobs since 2012

The Wide Bay has experienced its largest number of recorded jobs since July 2012 – with 120,900 total jobs now recorded in the region.

Ecotourism offers growth potential

Bundaberg Region businesses and tourism operators are ideally placed to tap into growing demand for ecologically sustainable experiences.

Mayor delivers upbeat economic outlook

Mayor Jack Dempsey delivered an upbeat message about the Bundaberg Region's economy and prospects at Thursday's Hinkler Innovation Series event.

Plumbing applications up 40pc in building boom

The region’s booming construction industry has reached Council’s plumbing team, which has seen a 40 per cent increase in applications.

Agriculture underpins Bundaberg’s economic resilience

Economist Ben Artup writes the Bundaberg Region is well poised to recover from COVID-19 thanks to a diverse economy and the strength of local agriculture.

What’s really going on with Paradise Dam?

In the second part of his commentary on Paradise Dam, Ben Artup looks at issues behind the scenes regarding water infrastructure in the Wide Bay Burnett region.

Our economic security is under threat

Ben Artup writes it's essential that any decision soon to be made in Brisbane concerning Paradise Dam is underpinned by facts and evidence.

Buy Bundy Region and stay local to kickstart recovery

Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey is encouraging people to buy local and stay local to help kickstart the economic recovery.

Whale watching season to help boost economy

Whales are heading north and may be seen off Bundaberg's coast any day, and as they swim passed the economic benefit will stay in the region.

‘Massive' leap in labour force participation

Economist Ben Artup looks at labour force data for the Wide Bay Burnett region showing a "massive" 3 per cent increase in the participation rate.

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