Tech revolution to provide sustainability for coast business

AN INFORMATIVE and interactive overview of the technology revolution coming to the Livingstone Shire will be the focus of the Business Breakfast in Yeppoon on Monday.

Local businesses are invited to attend the breakfast as an initiative by the council to drive economic growth and create jobs.

The council will be joined by facilitators from Westmeath Consulting at the breakfast to provide the overview which includes updates on the NBN rollout and other initiatives the council is pursuing.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said all business owners were encouraged to attend to hear how the digital economy can help create long-term sustainability.

"Whether it's learning how to navigate social media or how to drive traffic to your website, this overview is an excellent step towards local businesses building their online presence," Cr Ludwig said.

"No longer can business success be guaranteed by the foot traffic.

"This Business Breakfast will explore how to capitalise on the changes in the digital world and council is committed to working with local businesses to share the knowledge and support economic growth in the region."

The council is also continuing the campaign it started last year to get telecommunication service providers to fast-track the rollout of high-speed internet service upgrades and address mobile black spots across the shire.

"From an investment and economic development perspective, reliable service provision can be a real game changer for both Livingstone and the region in attracting new business and industry to drive economic growth," CrLudwig said.

The event will be held on Monday at the Strand Hotel, from 7am.



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