21 February 2024

Territory businesses invited to share ideas through a series of regional summits

| Andrew McLaughlin
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NT Minister for Business and Jobs Joel Bowden

Minister for Business and Jobs Joel Bowden said he wanted to hear the voices of Territory business owners. Photo: Joel Bowden Facebook.

The Northern Territory Government is hosting a series of morning business summits in regional centres across the Territory to provide opportunities for businesses to share ideas with the government.

The first summit was held on Wednesday 21 February at the Knotts Crossing Resort in Katherine, and a subsequent summit will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton in Alice Springs on 28 February.

Darwin will host two summits at venues yet to be announced, with an Indigenous business breakfast summit on 7 March, and a business breakfast summit for all local businesses on 28 March.

Follow-on summits have also been planned for dates and venues to be announced at Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy in late April or early May.

The summits are focussed on issues such as worker shortages and business growth that impact them and working with government to develop solution-based outcomes, and will help inform the Territory Government’s Small Business Strategy.

The Territory Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade business support team will also be available to provide information about government grants and programs to support businesses.

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Businesses who register will be asked to provide three main issues or challenges facing their business which will help inform a roundtable discussion at the session.

Minister for Business and Jobs Joel Bowden said he wanted to make sure the government heard directly the voices of Territory business owners.

“Together we are working to help build a strong and resilient economy for the Territory, and how we reach $40 billion by 2030,” he said.

“The summits are a timely opportunity for business to connect directly with government and talk about their experiences and what they need from government to help them thrive in the future.

“Small businesses are the cornerstone of the Territory economy and we want to hear from you on how we can drive jobs, growth and better support the small business sector.”

Businesses wanting additional information or to register can click here.

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