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Ever wondered how Knox City Council’s Economic Development team can help you better understand the services it provides to businesses in Knox?

Here is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you:

FAQ: How would you summarise the economic development services available to businesses in Knox?

We provide information, advice and a range of services to drive business growth and the local economy. Our service is best categorised into four area of responsibility:

  • Business Support
  • Partnerships & Alliances
  • Investment
  • Research & Planning

FAQ: What are some of the business support services the team provides?

We deliver an extensive and affordable business education program in close conjunction with the State Government’s Small Business Service and ensure small business can directly access services through its Mobile Business Centre. We also undertake dozens of business visits every year and are always in dialogue with Knox businesses through our e-newsletter and through this and other publications.

FAQ: Who do you partner with to help you deliver economic development services at Knox?

We have a diversity of partnerships and alliances with universities and TAFE. Plus, our council counterparts in Melbourne’s east and south-east, along with industry associations and service providers in the region, are valuable contributors to delivering economic development services at Knox.

For example, we have many points of contact with Swinburne, such as with researchers in the university, its TAFE programs at Wantirna South and with specialist centres they host like the Jobs and Skills Centre and KIOSC.

To support our leading economic sector, manufacturing, we have alliances with SEMMA (South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance) and AMTIL (Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited) based in Wantirna and also work closely with State Government in this sector.

We have good ties with the State Government on small business workshops, facilitating mentoring, facilitating investment and development, and promoting export opportunities.

Through SEMIP (South East Melbourne Innovation Partnership) we keep our pulse on research and innovation that is happening at CSIRO, at Monash University, the Australian Synchrotron and the Eastern Innovation Business Centre.

Strong ties with our neighbourhood houses, learning centres and the Eastern Regional Libraries also offer many resources for business, especially home-based businesses.

FAQ: What’s the best way to begin to access the support services Knox can offer businesses and professionals?

The best way to quickly access our services is to visit the website

Here you can register for our popular fortnightly newsletter, which showcases the latest services that Knox and our partners can offer businesses.


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