Business SA has made a historic partnership with the City of Victor Harbor and Business Victor Harbor in a bid to support struggling organisations as they transition out of pandemic restrictions.
The partnership will see the Council provide $144,000 over two financial years to establish on the ground support for local organisations and establish a dedicated business liaison officer to ensure the needs of the community are addressed.
The partnership forms part of a comprehensive business support package announced by the Council that also includes rate relief measures and $250,000 in grant funding assisting business adaptation, cashflow and planning (grants close 5pm Thursday 18 June).
Business SA CEO, Martin Haese, commended the City of Victor Harbor for showing great leadership and support for its local businesses.
"The new normal post-COVID-19 requires greater collaboration than ever before if we are to re-boot the State’s economy and protect jobs," said Mr Haese.
“Small businesses are critical to our regions, both socially and economically."
City of Victor Harbor Mayor, Moira Jenkins, said the business support package was in response to feedback from local businesses under significant pressures.
“The situation we are in is something we have never experienced, and the Council has thought outside the square in order to provide meaningful support for its business community,” Mayor Jenkins said.
Michael Schubert, Business Victor Harbor Chairperson, thanked the Council for the funding saying it would help build up their capacity to further support local business.
"We are here for small business in Victor Harbor and looking forward to the joint relationships with the City of Victor Harbor and Business SA to give the much-needed economic boost post COVID-19," Mr Schubert said.
Photo at top of Victor Harbor, Supplied by Council