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So far most voters think local economy will decline in 2014

WITH a strong year predicted for the Fraser Coast economy in 2014, the Chronicle is asking readers to tell us how they feel about the future of the region.

Vote in our online poll to tell us whether you believe the economy will improve, stay the same or decline in the new year and leave a comment online to tell us why.

As of Tuesday afternoon, voters took a pessimistic view of the next year with more than 60% predicting the economy would decline in 2014.

Commenters however felt more positive about the future of industries such as tourism and real estate.

"The economy has all of the earmarks that 2014 should be a good one," commenter David Lightbody said on the Chronicle's Facebook page.

Trevor Boulton said 2013 had been dominated by divisive politics and he believed 2014 could be about working on our own futures.

"With the help of people supporting small business, it can only help," Troy North commented.

Voting will close at 9am on Sunday.

What do you think will happen to the Fraser Coast economy in 2014?

This poll ended on 05 January 2014.

It will stay the same - 22%

It will improve - 32%

It will decline - 45%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  business economy fraser coast hervey bay maryborough poll



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