Enterprise development


The department offers a range of programs and services to support business development, workforce development, exporters and attract overseas skilled workers.



Explore Tasmania’s investment opportunities and advantages and how the department can provide assistance.



The department supports regional economic development by facilitating business activities, place-based investment, building skills capacity and promoting social inclusion.



The department provides support to key industry sectors to drive investment attraction and trade promotion.

Welcome to Economic Development

Latest news

Farming Loan Scheme

In Tasmania, the Concessional Loans Scheme will assist Farm Businesses experiencing debt servicing difficulties but are considered potentially viable in the longer term.

Farm finance concessional loans scheme guidelines

The Tasmanian Government has released the inquiry report into the January 2013 bushfires, detailing the government’s response to some of the most severe bushfires on record in Tasmania.

A plan for Australian Jobs logo

As part of the Australian Government Jobs Package a series of Industry Innovation Precincts are to be established.
These precincts will be led by industry and will help businesses and researchers collaborate, share knowledge, create products and services and take advantage of business opportunities.


Business Tasmania is a user-focused online tool to providing easy access to business information and helping make compliance easier. www.business.tas.gov.au has relevant content, links and tools squarely designed to meet the needs of people in business.

Economic Development Plan


This page has been produced by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts. Questions or comments concerning the contents of the site can be directed to the webmaster by email to info@development.tas.gov.au.

The URL for this page is: http://www.development.tas.gov.au/economic/economic_development    This page was last modified on 20th February 2013.