What is the New South Wales Government doing to support young entrepreneurs?
The Hon. PETER PRIMROSE: Innovation is the main driver of economic growth in our State and the nation. The best innovators are not found in large corporations. Entrepreneurs of small businesses, the people who risk investing their own money and careers to build successful businesses and get ideas off the ground, are the best innovators in our economy. New South Wales has the most innovative economy in Australia: it is the largest and most diverse and is a great place to be an entrepreneur. Young entrepreneurs and young business owners aged 18 to 35 years are an essential part of the future of this State. These are formative years for young business people and the New South Wales Government provides a range of support and advice to help them succeed and thrive. Last week I had the pleasure of visiting New South Wales regional and metropolitan centres during Youth Week to attend five Young Entrepreneur Round Table events. Through these roundtables I was able to hear first hand of the cha