Business confidence


We conduct a yearly survey to hear from local business owners and entrepreneurs.

The survey results help us to understand how confident our community are in the Port Macquarie Hastings as a place for business, innovation, industry, and growth.

The 2022 Business Confidence Survey is now open
Take the survey to share your confidential and honest feedback on your confidence in the Port Macquarie Hastings as a place for business, industry, innovation and growth.

Take the survey

The data from the 2021 Business Confidence Survey was collected in October to create this year's business confidence summary report(PDF, 305KB).

How the survey works

The survey is anonymous, which gives local business owners the opportunity to give us an honest idea about the challenges and opportunities they face each year.

By comparing data results to the previous years, it helps us to:

  • Plan for a vibrant economy. Business confidence drives business growth and investment, supports employment opportunities and attracts a skilled workforce to our region.
  • Consider potential programs for business support.
  • Foster sustainable economic development.

Why does business confidence matter?

Business confidence benefits our community because it:

  • Leads to growth and investment.
  • Leads to increased employment opportunities.
  • Attracts people to our region.

Annual survey results

The results of our annual survey continue to show that local businesses consider the Port Macquarie-Hastings region to be a great place to do business.