Waikato businesses are optimistic as they plan to come out of level four lockdown

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Waikato businesses are optimistic the consequences of the Covid lockdown will not be as severe as expected.

A coalition of the northern Chambers of Commerce recently put out a joint survey to 100 different member organisations in each region. The Waikato businesses had the most positive outlook compared to counterparts in Auckland, Tauranga and Taupō.

While only 67% of Waikato businesses surveyed can operate under the current level 4 restrictions, 89% are confident they will survive the Covid pandemic, the highest result out of all the regions surveyed. Only 9% said they were considering letting go of staff following the latest lockdown. 97% of Waikato businesses responded they would not be accessing the government support schemes to survive the lockdown.

Waikato Chamber of Commerce CEO Don Good was pleased to see the optimistic outlook of the Waikato businesses that took part in the survey.

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