Making a Difference to the Growth of Australia’s Mid Sized Cities
The University of South Australia is part of our Regional Research Connections program, and they want to hear from you about your mid-sized cities:
We need your help to make a difference for the good of Australia’s mid sized cities! Are you the sort of practitioner who knows what works and what doesn’t? Do you want to share your ideas and thoughts with others working in economic development and with policy makers?
Researchers at the University of South Australia are working on a project supported by the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) that sets out to understand how economic development practitioners use either specialisation or diversification strategies to grow their economies.
They are particularly interested to hear from practitioners working in places with one or more towns of 5,000 to 50,000 people. They would love to hear from Individuals with backgrounds in councils, town-planning, tourism and economic development.
The researchers will be running a webinar discussion on Friday the 30th of August from 1pm (Eastern Standard Time, 12.30pm Central Standard time) that is expected to last from 90 minutes to 2 hours.
The discussion will focus on:
- Understanding the degree to which diversification and specialisation strategies are used to encourage economic development.
- Finding out What those working in mid-sized towns consider worthwhile or effective practice, regarding industry specialisation or diversification.
Those interested in participating should email William Veitch of the University of South Australia Business School on [email protected] or call/text Andrew Beer on 0409696 485.