Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh

Small and medium-sized firms in regional areas will benefit from a NSW Nationals in the state government push to showcase local products and services and develop export sales with a new $12 million Going Global Package.

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the program included grants of up to $10,000 for eligible businesses through the Export Assistance Grant scheme, and a $1.8 million Going Global program providing tailored advice and support for businesses to access international markets.

“Regional communities like ours are the backbone of the NSW economy, so it’s important we continue to invest in more job opportunities for local people and families,” Mr Singh said.

“We’re helping home-grown businesses succeed in the global marketplace, which is more important now than ever.

“The NSW Nationals in the state government are coordinating export assistance across a range of initiatives and now connecting regional exporters to international consumers through the Buy Regional platform.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the new program was designed to promote local businesses globally.

“We know we have some of the best products and produce in our backyard, which is why last year we launched our statewide Buy Regional program, and now we want to take these products and share them with the world,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Our Export Assistance Grants, together with intensive, direct assistance through the Going Global program, will complement existing support and advice services which will help forge new business connections and sales offshore.

“Applications for the Going Global program can be submitted now, and the Export Assistance Grants application will be available soon. I urge small and medium-sized firms in regional areas and across NSW to apply.”

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