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Research and development taking place in Canberra should be supported by manufacturing in the surrounding region. When companies reach a scale requiring them to move their operations beyond the borders of the National Capital, they should find tangible benefit in pursuing options in the Canberra Region. 

The ACT Government's ongoing work to reduce red tape for cross-border businesses should be supported by all parties to maximise regulatory consistency throughout the Canberra Region and replace ACT-NSW competition with genuine collaboration. All levels of government should cooperate to ensure our region is supported as a manufacturing engine capable of fully commercialising the innovations emerging from the city, delivering new jobs, capabilities and economic opportunities to emerging regional industries.