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TOOWOOMBA Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to be hosting Josh Frydenberg, the federal treasurer, at our breakfast event on Thursday morning this week.

Attendees will hear from the treasurer on a range of issues relevant to the Toowoomba business community.

A panel session will follow the treasurer's address where he will be joined by Dr John McVeigh, Member for Groom, and breakfast attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of both MPs.

There have been a lot of positive announcements made by the Federal Government in the past couple of months including a strong pipeline of infrastructure projects to the tune of $100 billion which will see a record amount spent on transport infrastructure.

This is good news for a city like Toowoomba gaining significant traction in positioning itself as a major regional transport and logistics hub.

Areas of concern for our economy, though, include the ongoing impact of drought, global trade tensions between China and the US, soft household consumption and the fact that interest rates remain at an all-time low leaving very little wriggle room for driving economic stimulus through further interest rate reductions.

The Federal Government has expressed a commitment to bringing the budget back to surplus and to maintaining Australia's AAA credit rating, continuing to invest in infrastructure and in cutting regulation to support business growth. This is a great chance for the Toowoomba business community to meet with the federal treasurer and take the opportunity to discuss some of the matters important to their business.

Over 200 local business representatives will be joining the chamber for the breakfast.

I look forward to catching up with many of you at the breakfast on Thursday or at Business @ Dusk on Wednesday night this week, hosted by Easternwell. Further information on both events can be found at www.toowoombachamber.com.au.



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