Venture Southland is Southland's business, tourism, economic development and events agency. It has a Business Support Team that works with individuals, businesses and groups to provide business resources, business mentoring and business training. It manages the Business Mentors' New Zealand Programme for the Southland region and is also the local contact for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). MBIE provides regional business support through Research and Development funding. Visit the Venture Southland website for more information.