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Support for Local Business

Support of Local Business

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council works hard to foster a positive and supportive environment for business and industry to develop, innovate and grow.   

Entrepreneurs and small business are the lifeblood of our region. If you’re considering establishing a new business or planning to relocate or grow an existing one in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region, we want to help. 

Our Economic Development team is on hand and ready to guide you to any information or support you may need. We can assist you to connect and find  out what you need to know. 

Contact us on via telephone (02) 6581 8111 or email us at economic@pmhc.nsw.gov.au.

There is also a range of support available to you and your business right here in our region and online:

Edmund Barton Centre - created to help sustain economies across regional Australia, the Centre assists new and existing businesses to grow and innovate through supports including Start Up Business Development Program, Key Business Enhancement Program, Inspire Program and the Apprentice to Business Owner Program.


Business connect- advice, support and mentoring to small business owners to establish and grow. Business owners can access personalised business support subsidised by the NSW Government.


Local business network and support groups - networks and forums to suit no matter what business you’re in.


https://business.gov.au - The Australian Government’s principal business resource.


Small Business NSW - hints and tips to get your business going, manage your business and build upon your success.


Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast - a voice and an advocate for the Mid North Coast region that works as a link between all levels of government, industry and our community, analysing local priorities, communicating the issues clearly and bringing key players together to produce real outcomes for the region.


Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative - a government funded program providing provide advice, support and referral services for Aboriginal people considering starting up their own business or expanding their current business.   


Starting a business guide to take you through each step of starting a business and help you understand what's ahead.


Self Start - information and links to resources to support you through the first stages of starting your own business from planning, validating your idea, finding local support, through to perfecting your pitch.


Need more information? Call us on (02) 6581 8111 or email us at economic@pmhc.nsw.gov.au.  

This page was last updated on: 11 August 2021