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MWDC Disability Access & Inclusion Plan (2017-21)
17 May 2017 4:22 PM

The Mid West Development Commission's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) for 2017-21 will run until 31 December 2021, meets the requiremen...

Mid West to be showcased to investors
12 Nov 2016 9:43 PM

Innovators and enterprises in the Mid West could be given the support they need to reach their full potential with the Greater Geraldton Investor S...

Bridge brings greater access over Murchison
13 Sep 2016 11:56 AM

Greater inland access over the Murchison River during periods of heavy rainfall and rising river levels has been assured thanks to a Liberal Nation...

Opening of Abraham Street bridge marks end of Karloo Wandina Project
8 Sep 2016 3:01 PM

The official opening of the Abraham Street bridge and roundabout at the intersection of Abraham Street and Utakarra Road marks the completion of ...

Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre opened
8 Sep 2016 11:13 AM

Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett officially opened the $3.6 million Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre on 3 September, part of the St Franci...

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Economic Development Pillar

The Mid West has the highest level of economic diversity of all WA regions.

Global, national and regional trends are having a profound impact on the economic development and sustainability of regional Australia. In addition to new possibilities for growth, this also increases competition for investment between regions. This increase in competition has highlighted the need for the Mid West to capitalise on its strengths and identify new sources of future growth.

In order to achieve sustained growth and a goal of around 71,500 jobs by 2050, the region needs to enhance its global competitiveness and create resilience to changing economic conditions. The Blueprint proposes further economic diversification and an increase in innovation to drive productivity growth in existing areas of regional advantage.

This chapter identifies the Blueprint's key Economic Development focus and priorities.