Development Strategy released

The Southland Regional Development Strategy was released on Friday (16 October 2015).

Southland Regional Development Strategy Oct 2015From the  document: “This Strategy, initiated by the Mayoral Forum, describes a long-term unified approach building on local energy and leadership to deliver growth and change. A balanced economy with strong social cohesion will produce the resilience required to counter the impact of mega-trends such as international commodity price fluctuations, the south to north population drift, the lure of the city and job losses in traditional industries, which constantly threaten the stability of regional economies.”