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Our region is a national centre of excellence for food innovation and agribusiness research, where the food and agricultural industries partner with research centres to create investment opportunities in production, processing, manufacturing and bio pharmaceutical product development. The high concentration of world-class research and business collaboration offers a compelling case for more international companies to locate their agrifood-based operations in the region.

“There is a wealth of research that shows high performing, dynamic regions have a healthy and thriving start-up ecosystem,” says Linda Stewart, CEDA Chief Executive.

“Creating an environment where people and businesses can grow, innovate and start new ventures, creates jobs and attracts other firms that want to be part of this dynamic local business environment. That is why we have chosen to invest in and partner with Sprout.”

Read more about our partnership on Sprout’s website.

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