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Business Survey

Last December 175 local businesses responded to the business survey circulated by the City of Victor Harbor and Business Victor Harbor (formerly Victor Harbor Business Association) with responses received covering a range of issues faced by local businesses.

Business leaders were asked a series of questions relating to the nature of their business, how their business has performed in recent times, their views on the local business environment and the types of support services that they would help grow and sustain their business.

The survey results have been collated and summarised in a Key Findings Report.

Highlights from the report include:

  • ‘Rising overheads and utility costs’, ‘Taxes and government charges’ and ‘Price pressure from customers’ were the top three constraints for local businesses.
  • 68% of businesses surveyed indicated that they were either optimistic or very optimistic about the future of business in Victor Harbor.
  • The major attraction for businesses to operate in Victor Harbor was lifestyle and amenity offered by the area.
  • Marketing and market development were identified as support services most requested by local businesses.
  • A number of businesses indicated that the previously wet winter had an impact on their business.

The 2016 Victor Harbor Business Survey Key Findings Report will inform future economic development activities and be an important reference for Council decision making.


2016 Victor Harbor Business Survey - Key Findings Report(390 kb)

2016 Business Survey Key Findings Report

"It is really important that the Council remains connected to the views and opinions of local businesses, and that decisions of the Council seek to address impediments to a sustainable and growing local enterprise."

- Mayor Philp


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