Ministers must heed local productivity gaps

By Chris Mahony | 04 February 2020

Ministerial efforts to reduce the regional productivity gap must recognise the imbalances at local level within regions, government advisers have warned.

A report from the Industrial Strategy Council says that in some regions successful cities and other areas have enjoyed relative economic success and productivity gains while neighbouring areas – particularly coastal or rural communities to lag behind.

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