ANY business closure in a city the size of Dubbo is a sad event.
Especially when there are some exciting prospects on the horizon as far as business opportunities.
Dubbo's geographic location, its agricultural connection and its position as a transport hub ties in with the siting of a diesel engine workshop.
We acknowledge there are numerous challenges on the horizon (and even nearer) for all businesses - especially when the talk centring on the United States election today (Tuesday US time) predicts there is a good chance the world might slip into economic recession if the Republican candidate Mitt Romney is elected. It's a scary prospect, if this is actually the case.
The people who run a business have the best handle on what the internal machinations and cash flows are. So as outsiders, it is difficult to pin down what might be the issue in forcing the hand of Cummins' head office to make what must be a difficult decision.
However, we hope those in line to lose their jobs will be keenly sought by other businesses in the same line of work and will be snapped up quickly.
The prospect of mining operations beginning at Tomingley, Toongi and Cobbora in the near future should also provide some hope that any form of job loss is a short-term event.