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Fresh Face Supporting Business

There’s a fresh face helping to bring out the best in Central Highlands business. Ranee Parsons is the region’s new Business Development Officer, who’s at the helm of the Business Support and Development Program at the Central Highlands Development Corporation… Read more

Farewell to Economic Champion

Outgoing Central Highlands Mayor Peter Maguire has been honoured for his leadership in the region’s economic sustainability and growth. The Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) used its recent board meeting to pay tribute to Councillor Maguire, who has been CHDC… Read more

Warm welcome to tourist season

The friendly team at the frontline of the Central Highlands tourism industry is ready to roll out the welcome mat for the 2016 season. Extended operating hours at the region’s accredited Visitor Information Centre (VIC), next to Emerald’s Sunflower painting,… Read more

Crystal ball for breakfast

It’s about as close to a crystal ball as you can get for Central Highlands businesses. March’s Business Breakfast, Where We’re At, Where We’re Heading, will feature three high-level speakers who will provide a profile on the region’s economic outlook… Read more

Positioning for success – KPMG

Central Highlands, like many other regions, has been affected by the downturn in the mining industry and severe weather conditions. Whilst the Central Highlands has a diverse economy, these factors inevitably have flow on affects in all areas in the… Read more

Website working better for business

A major website for the Central Highlands has been redesigned to be more user-friendly for anyone doing business in the region. “We’re here to make it easier to do business in the Central Highlands so an integral part of that… Read more


A business forum next week will underpin the major drive to develop the Central Highlands as a premier tourism destination. Staying on Trend in Tourism – Everyone’s Business will be presented by the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) on Friday… Read more


Two businesses have shared the top trophy to cap off a night of surprises at the 2015 Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards. H.E.M.E. and TNC Cranes have both been crowned Central Highlands Business of the Year, at Saturday’s Awards Gala… Read more

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