Results out for biggest business survey in region

GCCI president Rick Hansen, Buy Local campaign manager Crystal McGregor and APLNG representative Rob Gibb look forward to businesses benefiting from the Boom or Bust survey.
GCCI president Rick Hansen, Buy Local campaign manager Crystal McGregor and APLNG representative Rob Gibb look forward to businesses benefiting from the Boom or Bust survey. Luka Kauzlaric

BOOM or Bust is the biggest business survey ever undertaken in the region, with 212 businesses taking part.

The Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry will launch the study findings on Wednesday at the Australia Pacific LNG office on Goondoon St, as a valuable research tool for businesses, industry, government and peak organisations supporting local business.

In the report's foreword, GCCI president Rick Hansen said the study produced a snapshot of the situation of businesses in light of the industrial construction boom, issues businesses were facing and a future outlook predicted by businesses for the next 12 months.

He said although businesses could interpret it for themselves, a key stakeholder workgroup had analysed the data, coming up with six key projects that would be strategically rolled out as part of the chamber's 2014/2015 operational plan.

As well as recent data, the study showed a strong variety of demographics for Gladstone businesses.

A total of 52% of the businesses were established more than 10 years ago, while 23% were established between six and 10 years ago.

Also, 40% of businesses employed between five and 19 employees, while 37% employed fewer than five employees.

Only 6% of businesses employed more than 200 people.

The study was headed up by the GCCI with the support of industry partner Australia Pacific LNG and key business organisations Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd, Gladstone Engineering Alliance and the State Planning Department.

Topics:  aplng gapdl gladstone business gladstone chamber of commerce survey

Tenants flock to Gladstone as rentals dry up

NEW FIGURES reveal tenants should lock in a long-term lease now.

He gave his teen lover 'a joint' before bed

MARIJUANA: Dad denies smoking marijuana in front of his kids.

Gladstone man warned over smoking a joint with his teen lover.

Rum and beer binge driver rams van, pole

Christopher Holden leaves Gladstone Courthouse.

Binge drink driver hits parked van and then a pole in Barney Point.

Local Partners

Steve Irwin's final days through dad's eyes

Bob Irwin with his son Steve.

'You never expect that’s the last time you’re going to see your son'

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.

Scary hoping Posh and Sporty will re-join The Spice Girls

Mel B

Mel B hoping Victoria Beckham, Mel C will re-join The Spice Girls

REVIEW: Michael McIntyre has Brisbane in stitches

Michael McIntyre in a scene from his TV series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

BRITISH comedian is in the country on his Happy and Glorious Tour.

Cliff Richard doesn't need Rod Stewart's help with legal bills

Sir Cliff Richard

"'Don't worry, I'm loaded. I won't keep you to it.' "

Woolies announces closure of Ipswich store

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Coles to pay new owner of Tannum servo $320K

UP FOR GRABS: Expressions of interest in Tannum's new service station, which will house the new Coles Express, closed this month.

INVESTORS bid for new Tannum service station under construction.

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?