Topic: Business

Bus Finishes Busy Year Boosting Victoria’s Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Bus has supported thousands of Victorians and visited hundreds of communities, helping small businesses grow, create jobs and boost the economy. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek welcomed the bus in Ferntree Gully today for its last stop for the year, which has made more than 280 visits to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

More Jobs For Geelong To Boost The Economy

A leading Peruvian manufacturer is establishing its Australia and New Zealand HQ in Geelong, bringing jobs and investment to the region. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll announced today that Vistony Industrial del Peru SAC will set up its Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Norlane – creating 20 new jobs. The company expects […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Business Conditions On The Rise In Victoria

New data shows Victorian business conditions are the highest in mainland Australia, with the index twice as high as when the Andrews Labor Government was elected. The NAB Monthly Business Survey for July shows that Victoria’s business conditions rose three points to +18 index points – six points higher than the nation’s, and nine points […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Co-Working Capital To Attract Experts-In-Residence

The Andrews Labor Government has announced more support for Victoria’s startup sector with a $500,000 boost for the state’s co-working spaces. LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup development agency, has unveiled a new program to encourage co-working spaces to appoint high-calibre, experienced startup professionals to support their residents. Through its ‘Expert-In-Residence’ (EIR) program LaunchVic will invest up to […]

Categories: Media Release

Historic Goods Shed Transformed Into Innovation Hub

Victoria has a new home for innovation with the official launch of the refurbished Goods Shed North, which brings together leading startups across a range of sectors including medtech, agtech, fintech and cyber security. Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the Victorian Innovation Hub at the historic 111-year-old building in the […]

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More Than $13 Million To Accelerate Victorian Startups

More than 170 Victorian startups will benefit from a $13.45 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government to establish three world-class accelerators in Victoria. As part of the LaunchVic funding round, two Australian teams – SBE Australia and Skalata Ventures – will establish and operate accelerator programs exclusive to Victoria. Techstars, an international organisation, is […]

Categories: Media Release

Foster CBD Improvements To Benefit Local Traders

Foster’s main shopping strip is now a more attractive place to stop, shop and socialise with the completion of the $1.67 million upgrade to Main Street officially celebrated today. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford today inspected the finished works, which have been completed with a $500,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Jobs […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Victoria Welcomes Google To Melbourne

One of the world’s biggest and most recognisable companies, Google, officially opened its Melbourne office today – the latest in a raft of leading tech businesses to establish a major presence in Victoria. The move will boost Victoria’s tech sector and create jobs and training opportunities for local tech workers, with more than 100 desks […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Funding Boost To Fuel Regional Startups

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.4 million to boost access and participation in the state’s booming startup sector, with a focus on regional Victorian communities. The funding will be invested through LaunchVic and will support 15 projects across 26 local government areas in Victoria – ranging from $50,000 to $400,000 to support startup and […]

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Businesses In Geelong Set To Save Millions In Payroll Tax

Hundreds of businesses in the Greater Geelong region have already claimed more than $9.8 million in payroll tax savings, making it easier for businesses to create jobs. While many businesses are yet to submit their annual payroll tax return, more than 400 businesses in the Greater Geelong region have already claimed savings on their payroll […]

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