Welcome to our November newsletter.
For several years, BMEE has been advocating for the establishment of a co-working facility in Katoomba. In other areas, co-working hubs, incubators and business accelerators have been established and are variations on a theme with different levels of support for new businesses in each. Often, they have government support and in many cases have formal links to universities.
In Katoomba, the Blue Mountains City Council is now calling for expressions of interest to operate a co-working facility and will assess those expressions to hopefully move quickly to operation. This is a tremendous opportunity for local, small businesses to collaborate and support each other and will create a vibrant, innovative space for businesses to trade with, promote and learn from each other. In addition to professionals using this space, we expect that many members of the local creative industries will get involved and could include graphic designers, web designers and even film makers.
If you would like further information, please contact us and we can provide information on the BMCC expression of interest process.
One of the most visible industries in our area is Tourism. Visitors from outside the Blue Mountains provide income for local businesses, spending in local shops which employ local residents. When visitors stay overnight, the economic benefit to the region is far greater.
With the population of Sydney continuing to grow significantly and international travel becoming more commonplace, the visitor numbers to the Blue Mountains will continue to increase. We continue to advocate at all levels of government for improved infrastructure to ensure visitors have a great experience, whilst local residents can enjoy the environment that they have grown up with or have moved here to enjoy. I encourage you to have a look at the draft document from Blue Mountains City Council and provide feedback:
CEO, Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise