CREATION of a WA trade commissioner to help promote and co-ordinate investment was suggested by Blackwood Stirling MP Terry Redman at The Nationals state conference on Saturday.
Mr Redman was launching the Our WA: Open for Business discussion paper which advocates a trade commissioner to work with existing government departments to provide support and guidance for investors and act as a first point of contact for investors.
He said most prospective local, domestic and foreign investors have no clear point of contact when wanting to set up or expand their business in WA.
“We know the economic opportunities exist, and so do investors, but at the moment we have investors contacting individual real estate agents or shires, and the support they receive is varied.
“We want to make it easier for these investors, because promoting investment creates better outcomes for communities, including more jobs for local workers,” Mr Redman said.
“The Nationals in government have made a significant investment in regional WA, now we want to develop a co-ordinated approach to attracting investment across all sectors, from agriculture to tourism.
“Our regions have great economic potential, yet for investors seeking to take advantage of this potential there is currently no central point within government responsible for investment attraction, co-ordination or advice.”
Mr Redman said Royalties for Regions was transforming regional WA and would encourage private investment.
“Initiatives such as Pilbara Cities, SuperTowns and Southern Inland Health are delivering infrastructure and services that will attract and retain people and businesses” he said.
To read Our WA: Open for Business or comment visit www.nationalswa南京夜网.
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