Since 2014 Venture Southland has carried out an annual business survey to determine the challenges, pressures and opportunities that are present in the Southland business community.

The survey allows local businesses to voice concerns they have and provides a snapshot of the Southland business environment for the year.

Venture Southland uses the results of the survey to guide the direction of their strategic projects and business services on offer, and findings of the survey are shared with Councils, local businesses and government departments to assist with their planning and communications around key business concerns.