Between 2009 and 2014 more than 160 Karen refugees from Myanmar resettled in Nhill, attracted by jobs offered by local poultry producer Luv-a-Duck. A report published by Deloitte Access Economics and the AMES settlement agency said the initiative has added more than $40 million and 70 jobs to the local economy. The Karen now comprises 10% of the population of Nhill. Nhill has seen significant benefits in terms of its economy and the social aspects of the town including an increasingly diverse and welcoming community and a Building of social capital in and across both the ‘new’ and the ‘old’ communities. The majority of the Karen are still employed directly by Luv-a-Duck but others work in a range of fields including aged care, hospitality, nursing, mechanics and with the local council and the schools.