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Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Director, NSW Office of Regional Economic Development

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Available incentives

The NSW Government offers a range of incentives to attract new and growing businesses to Regional NSW.

  • Eligible businesses can apply under the Regional Investment Attraction Fund (RIAF) to help them establish themselves in Regional NSW and create new jobs.
  • Bespoke grants are available for businesses that are operating in eligible industries, are “footloose” or establishing in a Special Activation Precinct, and are creating or retaining jobs.
  • The specific amount of funding would relate to the number of jobs created in regional NSW and the strategic nature of the investment.
  • The Office of Regional Economic Development works with you on the application. Information requirements include:
    • Domestic and international revenues
    • Growth and diversification overview
    • Employment outcomes of the project
    • Export potential
    • Key competitors
    • IP development potential

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Ian Smith

Director, NSW Office of Regional Economic Development
Office contacts
Suite 1, Level 1
47-59 Wingewarra Street
DUBBO NSW 2830
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