Opportunity for ‘lifeblood’ of economy

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone has a message to the 15,000 businesses in Fairfield who employ approximately 70,000 people and generate more than $7.66 billion in gross regional product: now is the time to learn how to ensure your business can compete globally and offer goods and services to a broader market. 

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Western Sydney is growing rapidly, particularly its economy. With the new Aerotropolis on the way, it will soon be Australia’s biggest hub of trade and industry so it is important to position your business to take full advantage. 

“We want to see our local economy thrive and our local residents given employment options close to home so that they can spend more time with their families.”

To help businesses grow, Fairfield Council are hosting two educational events with the support of the NSW Department of Industry for the local business community to celebrate Small Business Month.

The two events are: 

  • Fairfield After 5 Business Networking event, Wednesday, October 17, 5pm, Fairfield RSL. Bookings: fairfieldbusiness.floktu.com.  Keynote speaker: Sue Ismiel (founder of Nads Hair Removal).
  • Innovation & Growth Business Breakfast, Thursday, October 25, 7am, Cabra-Vale Diggers Club. Representatives from the CSIRO will present on how innovation can lead to growth and Jobs NSW will discuss what export opportunities are available. Bookings are required.