Digital Economy Survey – Newcastle & the Hunter Region

Today we live, work, and play in a world of change and transition.

The rapid pace of change is opening up opportunities for whole industries to be transformed, for individual businesses to completely change their competitive focus and for new products and services to emerge. This is happening around us and it is happening with our region. These opportunities need to be harnessed as a region to ensure our economy and our community is enhanced by staying collectively competitive with other regions and engaged with the essen rezepte and global digital economy.

The future economic success of the Hunter Region relies on our collective ability to attract and retain a talented workforce, new business investment, a sustainable environment and a connected and inclusive community. It is about jobs, financial security, maintaining our spectacular quality of life, and our sense of community.

The digital economy can drive new opportunities for business to develop via new products and services, methods of supply and distribution, and access to larger markets. The digital economy can provide an improved society well-being by increased access and reduced inequity of access to vital health & education services and entertainment. It can improve our environmental sustainability by reducing the amount of fossil fuel driven travel via an increase in telework, smart public transport systems, and an increase in digital logistics.

The questions posed in this survey are designed to gauge the regions understanding of and support for initiatives associated with growing our digital economy.

Seizing the digital economy as a region means taking control of our future competitive direction. We can choose to play catch-up or to take a lead. The Hunter Digital Industry Growth & Innovation Taskforce (DiGiT) wishes to see our region take a lead. This incorporated representational not-for-profit association has the mission “By 2020, establish the Hunter as a leading digital regional economy with a global reputation”.

Clearly the members of Hunter DiGiT have a view on the importance of the digital economy. The purpose of this survey is to validate and / or challenge those views. The survey is also designed to seek industry and community guidance on which initiatives Hunter DiGiT should focus on in order to assist the region maximise the opportunities and benefits associated with the digital economy. We encourage you to provide any additional comments to each question. Hunter DiGiT firmly believes that the true power of our region lies in its collective wisdom and insight.

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