The SCG Economic Development Practitioner's (EDP's) met today and gave considertion to current issues for the region.  One of the significant issues discussed related to the predicated job losses at BlueScope Steet.  Arising from this, the EDP's acknowledged the announcement of the $30 Million that has been allocated for the Illawarra Region Innovation and Investment Fund, spread across a range of activities.  It will be a competitive grant program; however no guidelines have been released to date.

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