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The Grants Guy

RDA MIW recently partnered with the Proserpine Chamber of Commerce to deliver two invaluable workshops with special guest speaker, the “Grants Guy”. Who is the “Grants Guy”? Keith Whelan is renowned for his thought provoking and comprehensive understanding of grant application processes and has successfully consulted with a range of governments, businesses, not for profits, sporting clubs and organisations in need of funding support.

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Do you have the ability to sell our region’s METS capability to the world?

In April 2019, Regional Development Australia Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (RDAMIW) helped to secure funding for the development of the MIW Mining Equipment Technical Services (METS) Export Hub, alongside Greater Whitsunday Alliance, Mackay Regional Council, Trade and Investment Queensland and Resource Industry Network. The next stage of this project is to secure an Export Hub Manager to further this region’s export potential and successfully manage the MIW METS Export Hub Program for three years.

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Business plan for regional development in 19/20

Five key priority areas for regional development have been identified as part of the FY19/20 Regional Development Australia Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (RDAMIW) business plan. RDAMIW CEO Robert Cocco said the business plan focused on how the organisation would support these priorities, in collaboration with stakeholders across the region.

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RDAMIW’s 2019-2020 Business Plan

The 2019-2020 RDAMIW Business Plan was recently developed with a focus toward continuing the regional momentum commenced in 2018/19 associated with MIW growth, development, trade and investment facilitated through the delivery of strategies, planning, business proposals, research, advocacy and effective partnerships. The region’s focus toward achieving ongoing delivery and momentum aligns with the following focus areas and operations;

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Beacon to connect Mackay businesses

Regional Development Australia Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (RDAMIW) has launched its latest venture, an online platform called Mackay Business Beacon. The custom-built platform is the first of its kind and will be piloted in the Mackay region to provide a vehicle for business professionals to learn about all the workshops, conferences, networking and business events in the region – in one spot.

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Mackay’s pioneering business tool

On June 28th, Regional Development Australia Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (RDAMIW) launched new venture Mackay Business Beacon, an online platform designed to strengthen the local business community. With local industry thriving in the Mackay region, a dynamic business scene is also growing at a rapid pace. In recent years, organisations have appeared and expanded, constantly broadening the provision of events and learning opportunities for people in the area.

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Development committee furthers region reach

Regional Development Australia Mackay Isaac Whitsunday (RDAMIW) has again expanded, welcoming three new members to its committee. The new committee members; Stephen Cutting, Natassia Wheeler, and Janet Clifford, bring a wealth of experience to RDAMIW. At the top of their respective fields, their insight and expertise provide an important, fresh perspective to the committee.

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Space Launch Facility MOU

We are at the dawn of a new space age, driven by a transition from government to commercial launch and satellite operations, and buoyed by $17.4 billion of investment in space start-ups over the last decade1. Globally, commercial launch revenue is dominated by Europe (45%), Russia (25%) and the USA (19%), with the remainder shared amongst China, Japan, India, Iran, Israel and North Korea.

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RDA MIW launches new website as CEO moves on

RDA MIW is pleased to announce our new look and feel website which was launched yesterday.

Ben Wearmouth, CEO of RDA MIW said: “Our aim was to design and create a website with a clean, fresh and modern design that had improved functionality and easy to access information about RDA MIW and the MIW region. I invite you to visit our website and take a look around.”

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Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) - Round 2 Open

The $641.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The program will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. A mapping tool is available to assist applicants determine the project location.

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