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From over the ditch to Antarctica, Asia, US and Europe!
Businesses from the Moreton Bay Region export to the world!

And now thanks to Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay and project partners, businesses can work collaboratively to build international trade following the launch of the Moreton Bay Region Export Network.

The Export Network was launched on 31st August, 2016 with over 30 businesses attending an interactive forum with excellent presentations by Austrade, Trade & Investment Queensland and Tradestart. 

Businesses also received updates on Export Market Development Grants and other funding, and heard the exporting journey of Ridley Aquafeed - a world class business based on the Narangba innovation Precinct.
 
RDA Moreton Bay continues to support strawberry growers
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay is continuing to work alongside the Strawberry growers of Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast regions. Following the success of ‘the Sweetest Job’ campaign (www.thesweetestjob.com.au) that helped growers find suitably qualified local employees,  RDA Moreton Bay  is again partnering with this business cluster to support new product development, research into automation processes and improvements to waste management practices associated with the significant volumes of plastic planting mulch.
 
Moreton Technology Alliance

Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay led the formation of the Moreton Technology Alliance which has the potential to grow businesses, employment and community well-being in the region.

Moreton Technology Alliance is a cluster of Technology solution providers in the Moreton Bay Region. If you consume or supply technology services MTA can help you to achieve your goals.

Attend the Affordable Energy for Business Forum
Wednesday 26 October 2016
The Moreton Bay Region Chambers of Commerce invite your business or organisation to attend an Energy Forum.

Learn from and speak to local experts and businesses on how to reduce your energy bills.

The region's Chambers of Commerce meet quarterly initiated and facilitated by Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay.
 
Local Tastes Moreton Bay Region
Friday 21 October 2016

There’s no denying it — the Moreton Bay region is home to exceptional local produce; both from the bay and on our farms. We’ve got an abundance of seafood, most notably our local heroes; Moreton Bay Bugs and oysters, as well as award-winning wine and amazing local produce that all compete strongly nationally and internationally in the food and wine market.

To celebrate all things fresh and local, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) has introduced Local Tastes, the brand new edition to their annual calendar of networking events. And who better to celebrate the best of Moreton Bay food than local girl turned MasterChef Australia 2015 runner-up, Georgia Barnes.  Tickets to the event are on sale now.

Seeking local providers

Providers of local produce are also being sought for this event for a tasting stall prior to the luncheon, supply of fresh produce (for stage presentation or luncheon) or workshop/talk host. Producers are being sought from the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast or surrounding regions.

Narangba Innovation Precinct offers global opportunities for local students
Fifty business and school leaders met on Wednesday 24th August 2016 at Narangba Valley State High School to ‘open their eyes’ to the local employment possibilities and amazing talent being nurtured locally.

The variety and global potential of local employment opportunities was showcased at the Local Schools Connect Program hosted by the Narangba Innovation Precinct.
 
Start Up Moreton Bay Region - supporting residents and entrepreneurs  to start new businesses

Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay will again be running the highly successful Startup Moreton Bay Region program to support the region's entrepreneurs start their own businesses through a program of training, mentoring and peer support delivered by Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship. The program is also co-funded through the Queensland Government's Startup Events and Activities Fund.

The new program will commence during October, 2016 with a series of free workshops for residents with an interest or a business idea to explore further the opportunities of starting their own businesses.

The previous program supported 16 new businesses to commence trading! To meet them and to view their DVD click here.

Apply now for the 2017 Moreton Bay Innovation Awards
Recognised as one of South East Queensland’s leading business awards for innovation, the Moreton Bay Innovation Awards (MBIA) provides a dynamic and interactive platform for business and government to exchange knowledge and network whilst showcasing innovation throughout the region.
 
Join one of Moreton Bay Regions Chambers of Commerce!

Chambers of Commerce across the Moreton Bay Region actively work together to support their member businesses, promote business growth, community development and regional prosperity.

Why Join?

  • Be part of a proactive environment to support the growth of your business
  • Attend regular events with guest speakers on relevant topics
  • Meet, interact, network and build positive relationships with likeminded business owners
  • Share knowledge, information, experiences, challenges and opportunities in a friendly environment
  • Enjoy reciprocal membership benefits across the Moreton Bay Region Chamber of Commerce Network
  • Chambers of Commerce provide businesses with a united voice to government.
 
Is your business eligible for an AusIndustry Government programme?
Find out if your business is eligible for a government grant by reviewing the AusIndustry programs now open for applications.
 
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What is Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay?

Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay (RDAMB) is part of a national network of organisations, which in Queensland is funded through the Australian Government to promote the economic development of the Moreton Bay region.

The role of RDAMB is to:

  • Develop and implement a Regional Plan
  • Provide advice on critical issues affecting the region
  • Identify and implement initiatives to tackle the region's economic development priorities
  • Generate project proposals for the National Stronger Regions Fund
  • Promote Australian Government Programs.

 

For further detail visit www.rdamoretonbay.org.au.

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