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All ideas are worth exploring, so if you're currently writing your business plan and want to know if Glen Innes Highlands is the place to nurture, launch and grow it, the short answer is yes.
We have a number of ways to support you, from meeting with Council's Economic Development Manager for support and guidance to participating in start-up schemes or leveraging the services of industry and government agencies.
The combination of council assistance, logistics, enhanced mobile coverage and faster broadband, government grants, local economic development support funds, logistics, land values and lifestyle makes Glen Innes Highlands the ideal choice for business, investment and skilled workers.
Join our connected business community:
Join the Highlands Hub online community
Follow the Glen Innes Highlands Hub Facebook page
Subscribe to Council's Economic Development Newsletter
Subscribe to Tourism & Events Newsletter to receive local industry updates & support
Follow the Glen Innes Highlands Business Support Facebook group
Ideal environment: When the question of "Why Glen Innes Highlands?" is put to business owners, their invariable foremost response is: "Quality of life."
In 2018 there were 85 individual businesses and 19 partnerships that registered for an ABN in Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area (LGA). Industry sectors included: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing: Construction; Transport, Postal & Warehousing; Rental Hiring & Real Estate; Accommodation and Food Services; Retail, Administrative & Support Services and various Professional Services sectors.
The Glen Innes Severn Council encourage and support more businesses relocating or starting up in the Glen Innes Highlands. We may be a small community, around 9000 – and growing – but already four companies, Autobaler Pty Ltd, Star Logixs, Photo Create and Rangers Valley feedlot, have a national and global reach.
Get government support to start, run and grow your business, and adapt in times of change. Service NSW also offers personalised support, including a Business Concierge service, which provides one-on-one support for business owners applying for financial assistance, licences & applications, vouchers & grants.
This local economic recovery project is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the NSW Government under Disaster Funding Arrangements.
Where we connect, create, innovate & grow.
Highlands HUB is both an online community and co-working facility, where business and community can come together with a common purpose of creating a thriving local economy and socially prosperous community.
The HUB has a community co-working lounge (including hot desks and a quiet zone), private offices, meeting rooms, a boardroom, and a training room. The space can cater for workshops, training sessions and large meetings, with access to video conferencing options, an 85" screen, HDMI, wired/wireless internet, a whiteboard, community lounge access, kitchenette facilities, and catering options.
The HUB will also offer subsidised programs, training and workshops, in its first year of operation. To enquire about booking or programs, email [email protected].
The UNE SMART Region Incubator is a friendly, focused and connected space built to join regional businesses with growth potential together with academic business research, business mentors, corporate and community partners.
A business incubator gives support to start-ups with innovative business ideas by providing the resources a new business needs to succeed. Be it work space, expertise in the form of experience or research, data or information on funding opportunities, the UNE SMART Region Incubator is equipped to assist with the development of businesses in our region.
Imagine having a framework of administrative and business support around your new or SME business while it grows. Imagine working within a network of other professionals a few months, years or decades on from where you are now.
From research services to funding and grant applications - if you’re looking for some assistance for your new business idea, a wealth of information is available with RDANI.
RDANI is a not-for-profit community-based organisation with all committee members and staff having a broad and diverse skills base with extensive networks including local governments, the private sector, education and health.
RDA committees are strong advocates for their region and drivers of change and, as such, have a pivotal role in fostering regional economic development. They aim to be the driver of business growth, new jobs, skills development and business investment within the Northern Inland region.
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted independent business advice and events to help you on your journey to business success.
Business Connect aims to support start-ups and small businesses, create jobs through growth, and help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) become sustainable by:
• providing general and specialist business advice and government information to start-ups and SMEs;
• promoting business growth through innovation, improving resilience and boosting productivity; and
• supporting digital readiness and regional business development.
Contact: Dereck TInk, New England North West Business Connect Adviser [email protected]
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