March April 2022 Presidents Report

WOW May has arrived – That surely snuck up on us as time management has become one of our greatest challenges for business owners.
Multiple long weekends, continual workforce disruptions with quarantining and absenteeism heightened by the inability to find, recruit and retain employees has really kept us on our toes but many businesses are struggling to maintain their positions with service let alone take the opportunity to grow.
This remains our primary focus and you will see in this newsletter the Griffith Employment Expo that we are planning for July and will require your support to make this a success, so mark your diaries now & start planning.

CHAMBER executives recently met with Griffith City Councillors and held a refreshingly positive and productive meeting setting out our key objectives with plans to work together for the betterment of our community.
WE look forward to engaging further with Councillors to potentially joint venture in accelerating the progression of an effective DAMA for our region with Regional Development Riverina
Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) (homeaffairs.gov.au)
Riverina Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) — Regional Development Australia - Riverina NSW (rdariverina.org.au)
We are also pleased to see Chamber, Council along MP Helen Dalton join forces with other key stakeholders on these new and important Committees.
* Housing Crisis Committee,
*Southern Riverina Executive Health Board,
*MIA Water Taskforce
*TAFE Food & Wine Centre education hub, and more.

Economy ID has just updated Griffith’s Gross Regional Product data & although it is an improvement over the previous negative growth years our economy is still marginally behind where we were in 2017.
Gross Regional Product | Griffith | economy.id