GROW works with buyers both local and with a local presence, to build capability and maximise local and social procurement opportunities and outcomes. GROW provides buyers with access to tools, training and networks to help build a stronger local supply chain.
GROW builds the capability of local suppliers to bid for and win new business. GROW assists suppliers to connect with businesses and opportunities, while building skills and capability to maximise opportunities for success.
GROW supports local employers to maximise the employment of local people, including those with barriers to work (people with disability, Aboriginal people, young people, transitioning workers, long-term unemployed people and refugees and migrants). A more inclusive and engaged local workforce will build a stronger local economy.
Inspiring Local Action
GROW Gippsland inspires local businesses and local leaders to change the way they procure and employ to build a stronger local economy.
GROW is collaborative program that brings together partner organisations and program participants from a range of public and private sector businesses who commit to a series of actions designed to increase local and inclusive employment outcomes.
Find out about partner and participant organisations and their commitment to the Gippsland region, and how you can be involved in growing Gippsland.
Creating New Opportunities
GROW Gippsland focuses on job creation in key target communities through procurement initiatives, and increasing inclusive employment opportunities. The program seeks to create new opportunities for employment of long-term unemployed, Aboriginal people, young people, people with disability and refugees and migrants.
Find out how you can get involved in creating new opportunities to build stronger local employment outcomes.
Growing the local economy
GROW works with local businesses and businesses operating across Gippsland to direct more spend into the local economy. Even a small shift in spend from outside the region to within the region can have a significant impact. If all Gippsland businesses increased the proportion of local spend by 5% to local economy would grow by $700 million.
GROW members have access to a bank of procurement guides, tools, templates and systems to assist in increasing local spend and growing the local economy.