Regional businesses transforming rural economies

Nearly a quarter of Australian start-up business are founded outside of capital cities, according to a new report from Universities Australia and Startup Muster. The report indicated that start-ups (typically a newly emerging, entrepreneurial venture) are projected to create more than half a million jobs across Australia over the coming …

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Australian cricket team jumpers made with SA wool

The Australian cricket team jumpers now feature South Australian wool. Manufacturer Silver Fleece started using pure South Australian Merino wool this year to differentiate the brand from international competition in an attempt to stay financially viable. About five Merino wool producers from the southern Flinders Ranges area are servicing the …

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Agriculture worth half a billion dollars to Tablelands

Agriculture contributed more than half a billion dollars to the economy of the Tablelands in far north Queensland in 2015, a new agriculture profile has revealed. The profile puts the combined value of the region’s 42 large agricultural industries at $552 million. Agriculture has posted a 30 per cent increase …

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Regional online shoppers drive Australia Post parcel boom

Regional and rural online shoppers are driving a parcel boom that is buoying the business of Australia Post. Regional retail is evolving and people are buying more online, filling the regional delivery depots of Australia Post with everything from small cosmetics to car parts. The high streets in many regional …

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Book your spot at the Australian Regional Development Conference!

The 3rd Australian Regional Development Conference is on again this September and will this year have a theme of ‘Regional Australia – Planning, Participation and Progress’ –  exploring opportunities for innovation in regional Australia. With its rich resources, diversity, and value, regional Australia is the catalyst for the future. Attending …

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Poppy project set to bloom and boom for NSW agriculture?

POPPY processor TPI Enterprises says planting in NSW could begin as early as April if legislation passes parliament as expected. But farmer representatives say the company’s five-year, 5000-hectare poppy vision for NSW will be a slow burn – rather than an immediate boost – for the state’s $12 billion agriculture …

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What Makes a Regional Business Successful?

What makes a regional business successful?  Why do some regional businesses succeed where others do not?   Is it luck, money, charm or dogged persistence? The Australian Regional Development Conference brings together four successful regional business operators to share their stories of the road to success; and it’s not always a …

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