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The Engine Room for Growth? The Role, Performance, and Future Prospects of Small Business in Western Australia

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The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre invites you to the launch of the next report in the Focus on Western Australia report series which will examine the role of the small business sector in driving economic growth, employment and prosperity in Western Australia.

Event details

Please join us for breakfast with prominent government, industry and community leaders to discuss how best to address the challenges faced by the sector and help frame policy discussions aimed at supporting the sector and the owners and managers of small businesses.

Date
Friday 26 May 2017
Time
7.15am for a 7.30am start until 9.00am
Venue
The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Cost
$59 per person. $29 for Bankwest and Curtin staff, seniors and university students.
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As governments grapple with the policy dilemmas of a changing economic landscape, slow productivity growth, and disruptive technologies, governments are placing greater emphasis on the important role of small businesses. Indeed, the 2015 Australian Federal Budget referred to small businesses as the ‘engine room’ of the economy.

The report will examine the history of WA’s small business sector, its current contribution to the WA economy, and the future prospects for small businesses in the state in a changing industrial landscape. We will assess the impact the current regulatory environment has on the small business sector, and look at the health and wellbeing of small business owners. The report will be supported by findings from a new survey of WA’s small businesses in metropolitan and regional areas to give further insights into the opportunities and challenges faced by the sector.

Please join us for breakfast with prominent government, industry and community leaders to discuss how best to address the challenges faced by the sector and help frame policy discussions aimed at supporting the sector and the owners/managers of small businesses.

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About the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University. The Centre was established in 2012 through the generous support from Bankwest (a division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia), with a core mission to examine the key economic and social policy issues that contribute to the sustainability of Western Australia and the wellbeing of WA households. For information, please visit the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre website.