The 2011 Industry Survey for Fatcow.com.au aims to discover the key areas of interest and concern for businesses, owners and professionals within the agricultural, horticultural and farming industries. By completing this survey and registering your details at the end, you will have the chance to win an iPad 2 from Apple.
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Close to 500 people have already shared their opinion on Rural Australian matters. Here are some of the most interesting so far:
- 49% of business owners surveyed believe the National Broadband Network will deliver more sales, however more than half of those with this expectation also believe it’ll come at a higher cost to their business and bring with it more competition.
- 83% of those surveyed do not support the carbon tax. Of these non-supporting people, 92% claim they already make an effort to reduce carbon emissions and a carbon tax is not the solution. Interestingly however that only 43% of these responses actually use alternative energy sources (like solar power).
- 84% of respondents believe that regional Australia is left off the political map.
- Only 31% of respondents believe there is a positive outlook for the regional economy in 2012