For information on support available for business, recent research, statistical data and advise about business opportunities or niche markets, assistance with funding applications or general knowledge contact the Economic Development Unit. Information about the region can also be found on the following links.
Discover East Gippsland
Business Victoria also offer information about starting, running and growing your business.
Access for people with a disability
Could your business be missing out on customers because you don’t provide the access they require? In Gippsland, 32,500 people have a disability and will decide where to shop, do business or visit tourist destinations based on how easy they are to access and the quality of service provided. When you add the number of older residents who may have difficulties with mobility, sight and hearing the number rises considerably.
East Gippsland Shire Council has worked with five other local government areas to produce the regional Good Access is Good Business guide, to assist businesses to improve access for all customers. The guide includes simple steps to improve your accessibility and advises business of their legal obligations. For a copy of the guide contact Council.
The Shire’s Digital Plan is a means of supporting the productivity and competitiveness of businesses and communities in the Shire over the next three years.
The plan is the result of a comprehensive community consultation process into best digital practice in government and business elsewhere in Australia, the Plan also documents why, what, and how the region should progress in the digital age, along with identifying key recommendations, challenges and opportunities moving forward.
The strategy is guided by four key pillars; awareness, leadership, capacity and leverage.
See the Digital Plan here.