Tough weather and economic conditions may have hit Queensland earlier this year, but a recent survey says Queensland’s businesses remain upbeat.

Although Queensland was found to be below the national average in terms of “happiness”, its outlook is positive. This was according to Westpac’s Local Business Sentiment Survey.

“What we found interesting was that even though Queensland is doing it especially tough it registered a happiness score of 58, just under the national average,” said Westpac General Manager SME Segment Sian Lewis. “This shows a particular resilience in the Queensland business community – I would have expected them to be a little more off the pace,” he added.