The South Eastern BEC Region of NSW covers all of the following 14 Local Government Area’s:
Bombala, Boorowa, Cooma-Monaro, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Harden, Snowy River, Tumbarumba, Tumut Shire, Upper Lachlan, Wingecarribee, Yass Valley and Young.
Under our Small Biz Connect contract with the NSW Government the South Eastern BEC also offers subsidised business advisory services in the Bega, Eurobodalla Shoalhaven and Kiama LGA's.
The South Eastern BEC stimulates sustainable job creation and economic growth across the Southern Inland and South Coast Regions of NSW by directly assisting the success of local small business people.
Who pays for the South Eastern BEC?
We have contracts with several government departments to deliver services.
We have a contract to provide Subsidised Business Advisory Services with the NSW Department of Trade and Industry under the Small Biz Connect program.
The Work Placement Coordinators in Queanbeyan, Goulburn and Young are funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and NSW Department of Education and Training.
DEEWR funds the Partnership Brokers program in the region.
Further funding and local support comes from the councils in the areas we cover - the Queanbeyan City Council provides some in-kind support.
Other income is derived from training programs, networking events and other fee-for-service activities.
Sponsorship by local business people is also very important to the ongoing viability of your BEC.