Adiverse cross-section of local businesses attended a Limestone Coast Small and Family Business Round Table in Mount Gambier during the Country Cabinet visit.
The round table was hosted by Minister for Small and Family Business Minister Andrea Michaels and Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Development and Forest Industries Clare Scriven.
Approximately 30 business owners, associations and operators discussed the region’s business climate, opportunities and challenges.
Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell also participated and contributed to the discussion.
Minister Michaels outlined recent Budget measures designed to support regional businesses, including the $100m Economic Recovery Fund, manufacturing innovations grants, various capability-building programs for female business owners and support for tourism and live music industries.
“The Limestone Coast is home to a unique cross-section of industries, including forestry, agriculture and tourism businesses and I look forward to hearing of the specific challenges and opportunities in this region,” Minister Michaels said.