New Economic Development Strategy for Regional NSW

5 March 2015

Two people walking through a vineyard

Driving growth and delivering a dynamic and globally competitive regional economy are key goals of the new Economic Development Strategy for Regional NSW launched this week.

Five goals for economic development

The strategy focuses on actions to address challenges and opportunities in regional areas and identifies five goals to enable economic regional growth:

Goal 1: Promote key regional sectors and regional competitiveness.
Goal 2: Drive regional employment and regional business growth.
Goal 3: Invest in economic infrastructure and connectivity.
Goal 4: Maximise government efficiency and enhance regional governance.
Goal 5: Improve information sharing and build the evidence base.

Interested in opportunities in regional NSW?

Regional NSW offers a wide range of opportunities for people thinking of investing, moving a business or starting a new enterprise.

Regional NSW is the largest and most diverse regional economy in Australia. It is home to about 2.9 million people, representing 41% of the NSW population and contributes around $138 billion (almost one third) to Gross State Product.

Read more about Regional Opportunities.

How we can assist

NSW Trade & Investment works with businesses and communities in regional NSW to help them attract new investment, grow their economies and create local jobs. Read more about Regional Assistance.