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Enterprise development


The department offers a range of programs and services to support business development, workforce development, exporters and attract overseas skilled workers.



Explore Tasmania’s investment opportunities and advantages and how the department can provide assistance.



The department supports regional economic development by facilitating business activities, place-based investment, building skills capacity and promoting social inclusion.



The department provides support to key industry sectors to drive investment attraction and trade promotion.

Welcome to Economic Development

Latest news


The Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, David O’Byrne MP, released Reaching our potential: developing Tasmania’s science research capability on 14 December 2012.  Read more about the Tasmanian Government’s plan to develop the science research sector.

Tasmanian Access Report

In February 2012, the Minister for Tourism, Scott Bacon, established the Access Working Group to provide information and advice to Government on sustainable growth for services in and out of Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Access Report provides a comprehensive snapshot of the current level of air and sea services...

Regional Economic Development Plans

The Minister for Economic Development, David O’Byrne MP, has launched three Regional Economic Development Plans, for the North West, Northern and Southern regions of Tasmania.
The Plans provide a framework, at the regional level, to determine strategic priorities and to coordinate their implementation.

Macquarie Point

Community consultation on the future of the Macquarie Point railyards site is imminent following the establishment of a steering committee to oversee the first stages of its development.

Economic Development Plan


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