Retailers Down But Not Out!
The Launceston Chamber of Commerce with the support of Cityprom has surveyed 118 retailers, with the majority located in the Launceston CBD, and a total of 80% being smaller businesses with less than 10 staff.
32% of the retail businesses surveyed advised they had reduced their staffing levels in the past 12 months. According to the responses, this equated to 76 FTE’s job losses over that…
Posted 26 Sep 2013
Freight a Major Impediment to Growth for Launceston
The Launceston Chamber of Commerce has taken an active role in determining how to overcome the impediments of freight costs on doing business in Launceston and the region. The Chamber’s Infrastructure Committee has met with five different companies and freight experts over the past six months, as well as written to the Minister for Infrastructure, The Hon David O’Byrne regarding the future of Bell…
Posted 24 Jul 2013
Call for Interim Freight Subsidy
The Launceston Chamber of Commerce has been making enquiries today on whether timelines will be fast-tracked as a result of the Freight Logistics Team meeting in Launceston. In light of the recent job loss announcements by One Steel and Pacific Aluminium, The Chamber is calling on the Minister for Infrastructure to consider some short term measures to improve Bell Bay Port’s export capacity- even…
Posted 24 Jul 2013
Launceston Chamber of Commerce Comes out in Support of Hawthorn
The Hawthorn Football Club is very important to Launceston, especially the business community. Each season is reportedly worth $15 million per annum and the equivalent of 400 Full-time Equivalent jobs. Last weekend the Hawthorn verses Brisbane game attracted 15,800 people on Sunday. The Launceston Chamber of Commerce reports that retailers and hoteliers have advised the past weekend as the best…
Posted 10 Jul 2013
Swire Shipping Launches New Tasmanian Service
Swire Shipping is delighted to announce a new direct monthly link between Tasmania, Asia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Swire Shipping has a strong track record serving regional markets in Australasia and is looking forward to working closely with the Tasmanian importers and exporters.
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Posted 02 Apr 2013
Promote your business to UTAS students in the City of Learning Student Discount Booklet
STUDENTS BRING $$$ MILLIONS TO THE CITY
Launceston is home to 1000s of STUDENTS of all ages – and from many cultures and countries
ARE THEY SPENDING WITH YOU?
There are over 10,000+ teenage and adult students studying in Launceston.
UTAS, alone, has over 6000 students and 25% of them have moved to Launceston from interstate and overseas. …
Posted 23 Jan 2013