Cook Government backs regional business awards

  • $100,000 State Government funding over three years to support WA Regional Business Excellence Awards
  • Awards to recognise regional business excellence

The Cook Government today announced funding to support the WA Regional Business Excellence Awards, which celebrate and champion Western Australia’s regional businesses.

The WA Government will provide $100,000 over three years to the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCIWA) to facilitate the awards.

RCCIWA is a not-for-profit, member-driven organisation which promotes and supports regional chambers and business associations.

The inaugural Awards celebrate regional businesses in WA which make a positive impact in their communities and are setting the benchmark for business excellence.

The awards gala event will be held in April, with submissions now open.

Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Don Punch:

“The Cook Government continues to work with businesses to support regional development, unlock potential, realise opportunity and drive economic growth.

“RCCIWA plays an important role in providing a voice for businesses in regional WA, with 41 regional chambers and business associations as members representing more than 7,000 member businesses.”

Comments attributed to Small Business Minister Jackie Jarvis:

“Small to medium-sized businesses are a key pillar of WA’s regional economy and important to the State’s success, driving economic growth, job creation and fostering innovation.

“I would like to commend RCCIWA for its success in supporting regional businesses in their local communities.

“Our Government also supports the Small Business Development Corporation, which provides free and low cost advice to business owners across the State.”

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