Action Under Way To Create Jobs
Stacks Law Firm senior solicitor in Tweed Heads and Stacks Business director Tony Mitchell has been invited to join the board of Destination Tweed, the local tourism and business investment task force. He told the Tweed Daily News of his vision to attract jobs and tourists to the region.
Article courtesy of Tweed Daily News – 20 December 2010
Bringing jobs: The Jack Evans Boat Harbour project is expected to
attract investment to Tweed Heads.
A director of Destination Tweed says action is under way to create more local jobs and stem the flow of Tweed workers across the border.
Solicitor Tony Mitchell, who has joined the board of the council-funded body promoting tourism and business investment, says the Tweed Heads CBD has started to come alive thanks to major development and the beautification of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour.
Mr Mitchell said that would attract more business and hence local jobs.
His comments come after it was revealed the Tweed Economic Development Corporation, which lost its council contract to promote business investment, warned there was an urgent need for a strategy to create local jobs.
Mr Mitchell echoed that report in saying that every day, 12,000 people living in Tweed Heads and Murwil- lumbah are commuting to jobs outside the shire, and more must be done to provide local jobs.
He warned the Tweed loses valuable income every day when residents jump in their cars to work outside the region.
He said the Tweed CBD had started to come alive with the $94 million Harbour Tower project and the new Ultima Conference Centre.