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A community taking charge?

Yesterday, a major initiative was launched on the shores of Townsville with a community backed bid to acquire the long term lease for the Port of Townsville. The CommPort project could have major ramifications for the future structure of regional value chains, and capacity to capture value from export opportunities through the Free Trade Agreement with China. If it comes to fruition, what can a regional economy do by harnessing the pivotal role of a port to transform and make resilient future economic value chains? It’s no small undertaking, but has the potential to be transformative. Curious? Click here for more.