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Remote Economy survey uncovering hidden talent

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The Remote Economy Project, a survey of people who live in the Queenstown Lakes District but work remotely, has uncovered over 80 people with a range of talents that could benefit the area.

The survey is one of the latest economic development initiatives for the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and is aimed at gaining a better understanding of those who earn their income elsewhere.

Although the survey remains open for another two weeks, the responses gathered so far have come from various industries including ICT, professional services, and people running businesses based elsewhere.

Peter Harris, QLDC Economic Development Manager, advised many of those that have completed the survey are keen to get more involved locally - whether it’s to help an existing business, or to grow a local team. "This suggests that there may be opportunities to help shape and nurture diverse economic opportunities."

"We have been getting a great response so far and we would love be able to capture a truly comprehensive picture of this part of our community. So if you are considering completing this survey, please head over to by 26 April 2019," added Mr Harris.

After the Remote Economy Project survey closes, a summary report and recommendations will be published on the QLDC website in early July 2019.

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