The Indigenous Economic Development program assists Aboriginal people move into the workforce and supports Aboriginal groups to undertake commercial activities, with a focus on:
- Improving the economy of Aboriginal organisations and/or individuals
- Attracting investment to support the establishment and sustainability of the Indigenous economy.
The idea is to create vibrant and dynamic Indigenous communities by providing strategies for the development of local economic growth and opportunities for Indigenous training and employment in the following industry sectors:
- The local economy
- Land based activities in agriculture, horticulture and natural resources management
- Water, sea and land based activities in commercial fishing and aquaculture
- Tourism and the arts.