Topic: Business

Backing The Bendigo Business Community

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Bendigo business by committing $30,000 to Be.Bendigo’s local business events program. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek confirmed the funding at a meeting today with Be.Bendigo chief executive Dennis Bice and the Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards. The money will support events for the local business community, starting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

More Funding To Support Ballarat Local Business

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local small businesses to grow, providing $30,000 in funding to Commerce Ballarat’s B31 Ballarat Business Festival. The funding is double the amount provided in 2018 and will support the running of the month-long festival, which will take place in August this year. Commerce Ballarat provides networking and advocacy services […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Victoria’s Big Build Pipeline Boosting Construction

Victoria is leading the nation when it comes to building major infrastructure, with new data showing the value of construction work grew by more than 15 per cent in 2018 – the highest growth rate in Australia. Australian Bureau of Statistics data today confirmed the value of construction work done in Victoria has grown to […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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 […]

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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 […]

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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