Small business hits back with gigantic billboard
THE New South Wales Business Chamber launched a massive billboard road show at Chris Cunningham Park last night.
The huge billboard will travel the state and is designed to highlight the importance of small business.
About 50 small business owners, politicians and councillors came and were the first to see the largest billboard in the southern hemisphere, all 300 sqm of advertising space towering over the Tweed park land.
New South Wales Business Chamber CEO Stephen Cartwright spoke to the crowd and highlighted the importance of local chambers.
"The chambers of commerce across the country have come to a very clear conclusion that the small business community in this country is being completely ignored by government," Mr Cartwright said.
"There are two million small businesses across the Australia and those businesses employ seven million people, but you would be forgiven for thinking no one cares."
Green's candidate Dawn Walker was a speaker at the event and gave her view of small business in the Tweed.
"Small business in the area contributes hugely in our community and they deserve the support of government to thrive and prosper," Mrs Walker said.
The billboard is making its way down to Ballina today and Coffs Harbour later this week.