Taree Business Chamber is calling on local schools, organisations and businesses to take part in a survey which it says 'could be worth millions'.
The survey relates to the Taree Universities Campus, earmarked for the centre of town in the near future.
Respondents will answer 12 questions which identify what relevant skill shortages exist across the region and demonstrate industry need for the campus.
Lisa Proctor is a member of the chamber and the campus project's steering committee.
She said the survey will help collect data that will be used for a grant application for the campus project.
"It is currently in the grant phase so we need to collect data and review necessary documentation," Ms Proctor said.
"It only takes a few minutes to complete and will help a project that will go a long way to benefit the community."
Those who complete the survey would potentially employ university graduates in the future, making them ideal respondents to share views and thoughts on the campus project.
Several businesses have been promoted to complete the survey already. It is hoped the survey will receive more than 100 responses.
"The more responses we get, the better chance the funding will be awarded to the project," Ms Proctor said.
"Funding is very competitive."
The chamber was tasked with helping with the grant application and convening of the survey due to its industry and business relationships.
It is dedicated to getting the project over the line.
"We are in full support of the university campus because if it is based in the Taree CBD, it will bring energy and vibrancy to that part of town," Ms Proctor said.
"It will also grow access to tertiary education in the area."
Responses need to be completed by Thursday, November 14.
To complete the survey, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4wqj9NcKTKbqemQcAepF7kgJNurPN3D6hjpLd0WM76pxfig/viewform.
The campus project, announced in August, will be driven by Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie and MidCoast Council.
It will look to bring university courses under the one roof from University of Newcastle, University of New England and CQ University.
A steering committee was formed following the announcement.
It includes government, secondary and tertiary education, industry and business representatives.
Council's Taree chambers has been earmarked for the site once the relocation of Taree and Forster staff to the former Masters site on Biripi Way at Taree South is complete.