As a multi-use space, that:
Supports enterprise and drives business growth;
Leverages Ultra-Fast Broadband to collapse the physical distance experienced by our businesses and communities;
Increases access to digital tools, skills and opportunities in the local economy;
Provides space for community events and visitor experiences;
Adds value into the community by attracting further investment.
For the Grey District and West Coast it might look like this:
Identify and work with local businesses that need employees with technology skills. We have these already, with some employers already experiencing significant ecommerce revenue growth.
Teach local people technology and digital skills. Tai Poutini Polytechnic and new digital programmes on offer have moved quickly to support this approach.
Support businesses and people to make the role and job happen. This would require funding either by local government, economic development agents or central government, or a combination of these.
A liveable community that encourages walking and cycling contributes to the local economy.
A recent study, has unearthed a surprising answer…
As this recent report from Australia shows, shared enterprise spaces work! They work for a broad range of people and outside urban areas support the people already in business or thinking of starting up.
People that enjoy publishing and commenting on social media, rely on the feedback and replies of others. Together, as a team, they create their own unique piece of work, online and often for all to see.
So might your job allow you to work in a similar way?
Employers recognise that it’s not just about high achievers. Young people with a natural talent who relish a challenge and…
Check out this example of businesses collaborating a local council, and central government support, so that businesses are able to respond more quickly and deliver a personalised service to tourists and visitors!
Because clustering toegther makes sense … for many types of business.
Most of us have access to a kitchen to try out a first few prototypes (mine want be Pavlova!) and its very much like the garage, perhaps more towards the chemist than the engineer and well away from any gender stereo types should be an attractive place for anyone to venture into their first or twelfth venture!