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Nov 2017


Dear ​


Welcome to our November newsletter.


For several years, BMEE has been advocating for the establishment of a co-working facility in Katoomba.  In other areas, co-working hubs, incubators and business accelerators have been established and are variations on a theme with different levels of support for new businesses in each.   Often, they have government support and in many cases have formal links to universities.


In Katoomba, the Blue Mountains City Council is now calling for expressions of interest to operate a co-working facility and will assess those expressions to hopefully move quickly to operation.  This is a tremendous opportunity for local, small businesses to collaborate and support each other and will create a vibrant, innovative space for businesses to trade with, promote and learn from each other.  In addition to professionals using this space, we expect that many members of the local creative industries will get involved and could include graphic designers, web designers and even film makers.


If you would like further information, please contact us and we can provide information on the BMCC expression of interest process.


One of the most visible industries in our area is Tourism.  Visitors from outside the Blue Mountains provide income for local businesses, spending in local shops which employ local residents.  When visitors stay overnight, the economic benefit to the region is far greater.


With the population of Sydney continuing to grow significantly and international travel becoming more commonplace, the visitor numbers to the Blue Mountains will continue to increase.  We continue to advocate at all levels of government for improved infrastructure to ensure visitors have a great experience, whilst local residents can enjoy the environment that they have grown up with or have moved here to enjoy.  I encourage you to have a look at the draft document from Blue Mountains City Council and provide feedback:









Bernard Fehon
CEO, Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise

BMEE CEO Jacqueline Brinkman
Update on BMEE  events
MTNS MADE November Salon

Join us on 15th November 2017 at the monthly MTNS MADE Salonto be held at the Avalon Cocktail Bar in Katoomba, 7.00pm– 9.00pm.


Click below on the MTNS MADE Facebook page for more details

MTNS MADE Facebook page

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MTNS MADE retail

At BMEE we are continuing to grow opportunities for MTNS MADE retail.  A new MTNS MADE banner displayed in the Cultural Centre Shop and Café, is bringing attention to the many makers we have in the mountains. If you are listed on MTNS MADE and haven’t received a link to download the logo to begin using on your products, get in touch at

MTNS MADE contact email



Jobs for NSW and Department of Industry

This week BMEE will be hosting JOBS for NSW and the Department of Industry for one-on-one interviews with growing businesses based in the Blue Mountains and exploring opportunities for funding and support. Click below for more details on JOBS for NSW and the various grants available.

Jobs for NSW funding page

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Katoomba, NSW 2780