Yorke Peninsula Council held its first ever in-person and online business information session on Monday, April 5.
The workshop allowed representatives from local businesses to learn about funding opportunities and assistance, including Council’s Business Enhancement Program which offers grants and general support.
Guest speakers included Council’s Mayor Darren Braund, Director of Corporate and Community Services Ben Thompson and Manager of Economic Development and Business Sustainability Nick Perry.
Yorke Peninsula Tourism manager Lucy O’Brien and outgoing manager Brooke Liebelt, Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North Economic Development Officer Jo-Anne Buchanan and Upper Spencer Gulf and Mid North Employment Facilitator Lisa Brock also offered expert advice.
“If you are a business looking to set up in the district or if you are an existing local business looking to create new employment opportunities or expansion into new markets we want to help,” Mayor Darren Braund said.
“Council is committed to supporting economic growth and job creation and want to make a positive impact on the local business environment and the local economy.”
Yorke Peninsula Council allocates $20,000 for business grants annually as part of its Business Enhancement Program.
The funding may be used for investment in new equipment or infrastructure, training or conference attendance, mentoring and networking opportunities, rent assistance, relocation costs and more – in fact, any proposal that will boost the local economy will be considered.
For more information, or to apply, visit https://yorke.sa.gov.au/community-services/grants/business-enhancement-program/.