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10 export hubs from 5 states will receive more than $4.9 million under the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs Initiative. The funding will help the businesses they support emerge successfully from the COVID-19 crisis.

The grants are being provided under round 2 of the SME Export Hubs Initiative and include funding for hubs located across Australia, including Nowra, Hobart, and Perth.

The SME Export Hubs Initiative provides each successful hub with matched funding of up to $1.5 million for projects up to 2 years. Export hubs are collaborative business networks that help small businesses harness opportunities in global marketplaces and can operate in six key industry sectors:

  • advanced manufacturing
  • cyber security
  • food and agribusiness
  • medical technologies and pharmaceuticals
  • mining equipment, technology and services
  • oil, gas and energy resources

Find out more about the SME Export Hubs Initiative.