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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:42am

A webinar discussing the impact of COVID-19 on Selwyn's economy and how we're positioned for the future will be hosted by Mayor Sam Broughton.

The free webinar on Tuesday 26 May 1-2pm will be livestreamed on the Council's Facebook page and will see Infometrics Senior Economist Nick Brunsdon discuss the findings of the company's report into the impacts of COVID on Selwyn and the future for the district.

An initial analysis of the pandemic’s effects on Selwyn suggests that although the district’s economy is expected to contract by around 5% over the coming year, our diversity and strong agricultural base mean we’re well placed for the future.

Nick Brunsdon will talk about how we’ve been affected and what the future might look like for Selwyn, including the impact on different sectors, what’s happening in employment, housing and other key indicators, where are the growth opportunities, and touch on how we’re faring in comparison to other parts of New Zealand – all information that you can use in planning your business or community recovery strategies.

Mayor Sam will also outline work that’s under way with community and business leaders to understand the district’s future, and how we can work together to build a stronger Selwyn – including making the most of our rural character and strong local networks, finding ways to support local businesses and encouraging locals and visitors to explore our outstanding natural environment. There will also be plenty of time for questions.

This webinar will be of interest to everybody and in particular businesses of all sizes, employers, community and social agencies and many other groups and individuals in Selwyn.

You can also read the full Infometrics report, Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on the Selwyn Economy, on our business page.