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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 closing date for the Tasmanian Government Innovation and Investment Fund has been extended until 5:00pm Friday, March 1 2013. TGIIF provides one-off grants of up to $250 000 to assist eligible Tasmanian business owners to invest in innovative projects.

The new online Invest Tasmania Map has been launched showing almost $12.6 billion of investment activity that is either under consideration, planned, or underway in Tasmania.  The map allows users to view project sites with satellite imagery and provides brief information on those projects.


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...

Economic Development Plan


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