Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Byron Invests in Its Future

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Byron Invests in Its Future

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Byline: Hamish Broome hamish.broome@northernstar.com.au

LIGHTING up a new era of Byron-style social and business entrepreneurship in radically changing times was the aim of a business and community forum held at the Byron Bay Community Centre on Friday.

Hosted by Byron Shire Council, the Invested in Byron event featured local inventor and entrepreneur Cedar Anderson of Flow Hive fame, alongside futurist Mark McCrindle and population forecasting systems entrepreneur Ivan Motley.

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson said the event signalled a new phase of cooperation between the council, business and the community to support Byron to change proactively with the times.

Cr Richardson said the new attitude was about the council "shaking hands not fists" with businesses which had Byron's best interests at heart.

'We really are all in this together," he said.

Cr Richardson cited the tourism sector, with which the council had recently become actively engaged with to help "shape tourism" to ensure the tourism experiences on offer reflected Byron's broad values. …

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