Dubbo restaurant to host Thursday's State of the Region Dinner

SPEAKER: Economist Jonathan Pain, creator of the Pain Report, will speak at the State of the Region Dinner in Dubbo on June 13. Photo: Contributed

SPEAKER: Economist Jonathan Pain, creator of the Pain Report, will speak at the State of the Region Dinner in Dubbo on June 13. Photo: Contributed

Enterprises outwitting the drought will be among the 13,741 businesses celebrated at Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana's State of the Region Dinner in Dubbo on Thursday.

RDA Orana chairman John Walkom is encouraging its business community to support the event which will feature an address by economist Jonathan Pain, creator of the Pain Report.

"RDA Orana are proud to be hosting an evening celebrating the businesses of the region," Mr Walkom said.

"There are some truly remarkable stories of business success in our wonderful region especially during the ongoing dry times over the past few years."

"Success Stories" of the region are being promoted at www.rdaorana.org.au.

They range from the Armatree Hotel to Dubbo's Regional Enviroscience, Wellington's Love Merino and Narromine's Soul Food Design Depot & Gallery.

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Mr Walkom said the dinner was a chance to network.

"The State of the Region Dinner will be a fantastic networking opportunity to make connections with our local members of parliament, local industry, business leaders and local success stories," he said.

The State of the Region Dinner at Bellotti's Italian Dining in Cobra Street will follow the Orana Mining, Energy & Transport Industry Forum at Dubbo's Lazy River Estate on Old Dubbo Road.

"The Orana is on the cusp of a major construction boom with over $7.9 billion worth of projects in planning, announced or under way," Mr Walkom said.

"This forum is the perfect chance for business owners and managers to understand and hear about the supply plans and gain understanding of the opportunities available to them."

For tickets to the forum go to www.eventbrite.com.au and for the dinner www.rdaorana.org.au.