Guernsey States consults over economic priorities

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Islanders are being asked for their thoughts on what parts of the economy the States of Guernsey should focus on.

It is part of moves by the Commerce and Employment Department to develop its economic strategy.

A draft strategy was developed by consultants Oxford Economics earlier this year, which called for a focus on the island's tourism industry.

Commerce and Employment Minister Kevin Stewart said the island needed to clarify where it was heading.

The consultants' report, released in March, also recommended developing more air and sea routes, more support for small businesses, improving the promotion of the island's IT services and increasing trade with emerging economies.

The department plans to hold a series of workshops with a limited number of businesses.

The views of islanders consultation can be given online or hard copies can be obtained from Raymond Falla House or Sir Charles Frossard House with a cut-off date of 9 November.

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