THE seven regionally-based Regional Development Australia associations across the state are set to share $12 million in funding, promised by the SA government.
The multi-million-dollar boost aims to support economic growth and create jobs through until 2026.
Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister David Basham said the government was "committed to making regional SA a better place to live, work and raise a family".
"SA's regions are a critical driver of our state economy contributing around $29 billion per year with just under 150,000 people employed in our regions," he said.
"As we start to emerge from COVID-19, the RDAs will play a vital role in the recovery and revitalisation of our regional economies and this funding will provide the regional-based boards with certainty in their planning."
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The government also announced this week that $2m in grants will go towards fostering future leaders in regional SA.
The state's RDAs have been tasked with identifying and developing potential leaders in regional communities over the next two years.
"Our communities need a pipeline of future leaders, as well as a skilled workforce, which is why we are providing the state's seven regionally-based RDA associations with $2m from the Regional Growth Fund to deliver a leadership development program, estimated to support more than 400 people," Mr Basham said.
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