RDA Brisbane has identified 3 key points to focus our actions for the current 6 month period:
Collaboration for export and investment opportunities
- Industry clusters
- RED toolbox / blockchain project
- Commonwealth Games Trade 2018 project
Innovation and economic development needs and opportunities
- CLICK! / ASBAS Digital
- Industry Growth Centres
- Brisbane Small Business Expos
- Regional Growth Fund
Influence and partnerships
- EXPRESSWAY network
- GIBIN (Government Industry Business Information Network)
- TCI Network Oceania
- Economic Development Australia
- Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce
- Queensland and State capital RDAs
The following actions are arranged under the six Outcome Themes for all RDA Committees nationally, derived from the RDA Charter.
Identify economic development opportunities that leverage private and public sector investment
- As a Foundation Partner, promote and provide connections for engagement in the RED Toolbox and its iterations, as a collaboration tool for joining up sectors with regions to stimulate investment and jobs of the future.
- Connect potential investors with innovative businesses as part of our partnership in the EXPRESSWAY network
- Working with the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) and Spatial Industry Business Association (SIBA), help to promote education and career development in the burgeoning spatial technologies industry
Connect the region with industry sectors, international trade partners, financial markets, regional entrepreneurs and business leaders to attract investors to explore new opportunities to grow local jobs.
- Develop and deliver a Commonwealth Games Trade 2018 project showcasing all Queensland regions, their productive and innovative export industries, and projects seeking investment
- Use TCI partnership connections with the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) and Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science to facilitate matchmaking of Australian clusters with the 11% of 650 European Union clusters that want to do business with Australia), potentially involving RDAs across Australia.
- Leveraging RDA’s partnership with the TCI Network, foster industry cluster development, support and connection measures to make growth industries more competitive and jobs generating, such as SEQ food and Digital Ledger Technologies (DLT)
- As Foundation Partner, provide connections and promote the Export Toolbox as a means of showcasing Australian industry and connecting them to export opportunities
- Continue RDA’s partnership in EXPRESSWAY network forum (along with TAFE Qld and Microsoft Innovation Centre) – connecting innovative businesses and entrepreneurial startups with each other and access to business support, investment and growth programs
OUTCOME THEME 3 - Cooperative effort with all levels of government, industry, community and other regional stakeholders leads to improved economic development outcomes
Develop and maintain positive, collaborative, working relationships and partnerships with all levels of government, industry, community and other regional stakeholders which address identified gaps or needs in economic development activity.
- Partner with the Qld Govt in the delivery of a Commonwealth Games Trade 2018 project to showcase Queensland regions’ export capabilities to global Commonwealth markets, and strengthen collaboration among economic developers to increase trade and investment opportunities
- With BCC/BM, ensure Brisbane’s industry capabilities are showcased
- Promote participation in the RED Toolbox as a collaboration platform and in the delivery of projects to stimulate economic development
- BWCC partnership – partner in and lead key events and The Biz Buzz Facebook page to enhance business growth and profitability
- Support the Brisbane Small Business Expo with connections, advice and promotion – to achieve outcomes of increased b2b and b2c sales, inbound investment and collaboration
- Partner with TCI Network Oceania to help deliver the 2018 Australasian Cluster Conference
- Use our extensive networks and influence to make strategic connections for and between business/industry, the 3 levels of government, regional and national stakeholders to foster innovation and economic development outcomes
Assist in the delivery of Commonwealth programs including public and private sector decentralisation.
- Partner to apply to deliver the new ASBAS Digital Solutions Program across Queensland, including a CLICK! Digital event later in the year
- Foster Industry Growth Centre connections with local and regional businesses, to strengthen these growth industries in growing the economy
Promote and disseminate information on Commonwealth policies and grant programs and support community stakeholders in Your Region to develop project proposals to access funding.
- Promote at least one Commonwealth initiative or grant program in e-Linkages newsletters or special news alert
- Participate at the Lord Mayor’s Small Business Forums – promote Government programs for small business
- Coordinate the SEQ GIBIN (Government Industry Business Information Network) to connect businesses with Government programs
- Promote the next round of the Building Better Regions Fund and other programs as tasked; run information sessions and support the development of project proposals where applicable
- Promote Government programs on social media
Provide evidence-based advice to the Commonwealth on critical regional development issues; and information on regional activities and competitive advantages to all levels of government, industry, business and community sectors.
- Provide advice to Government about strategic opportunities to position Brisbane, Australia and its regions to connect with global markets, such as DIRD and DIIS about an opportunity through ECCP that has arisen to connect Australian clusters with 11% of European Union clusters that want to collaborate with Australia, with the potential for RDAs to be leveraged to interface with regional clusters
- Promote and widely share information about Brisbane’s economic performance and highlights to regional stakeholders
- Provide input into relevant Government or industry consultation sessions, surveys, inquiries, advisory groups
- Participate in activities that promote or recognise the RDA’s role in regional economic development activities, such as presenting at conferences and sitting on regional and/or industry award judging panels.