MURRAY DARLING REGIONAL BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole today encouraged local businesses to apply for the new $500,000 Murray Darling Regional Business Accelerator Program, set to help companies leverage new marketing channels and expand into new markets.

Mr Toole said the NSW Government program will provide matched funding of up to $10,000 for projects including website development, digital media campaigns, or new product packaging.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses in Bathurst to expand their reach into global markets,” Mr Toole said.

“There are many companies who want to take the next step and market their product to new audiences but simply don’t have the financial ability.

“Whether it is the website you’ve always dreamed of or building a marketing strategy to target new audiences, I’m excited for our local companies,” Mr Toole said.

The program also supports traditional expansion methods, such as exhibiting at trade shows and multi-channel advertising campaigns.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW and Small Business John Barilaro said technology is a game-changer for local businesses and it is important companies make the most of this funding.

“New technology opens the door to endless opportunities and this program will help businesses access new channels and grow rapidly,” Mr Barilaro said.

The program is open to eligible businesses that can demonstrate growth potential beyond local markets and are not solely reliant on local markets for sales.

The Business Accelerator Program is funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program, which is administered by the NSW Government.

For more information please contact phone 02 6360 8400 or email  ORDOrange@dpc.nsw.gov.au