During the growth stage of its life cycle, a further three key government roles positively influenced the development of the TLSI cluster.
Indirectly, this policy also served to highlight the supplier firms within the TLSI cluster, as their inputs into Incat's final product were also supported by the state government's involvement in the sale.
The Tasmanian government's third key role was to undertake measures that deliberately maximised the synergistic relationship that existed between the TLSI cluster firms.
The role of government during the maturity stage of the TLSI cluster's life cycle
During the maturity stage of its life cycle, a further three key government roles positively influenced the development of the TLSI cluster.
The state government could afford to undertake this marketing strategy given the success that the TLSI cluster firms had enjoyed both individually, and as a network, during the growth phase.
The second key role was to formalise the relationship between the region's entire set of shipbuilders and maritime manufacturers (TLSI cluster firms or otherwise) and the state government.