Economic Brief

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Kempsey Shire’s local government area is also known as the Macleay Valley. The Shire is strategically located midway between two of Australia's fastest growing capital cities, Sydney and Brisbane. Kempsey, the largest town, enjoys a tactical location on the major east coast transport corridor.

With pristine beaches and beautiful mountain ranges the Macleay Valley Coast offers a real lifestyle choice and a cost effective business location.

The area has a multi skilled and stable workforce that supports a range of industries including manufacturing, retail, agribusiness and tourism. Skills in trades and professional services also support our growing area.

The Economic Sustainability Unit annually provides statistical information for business.

The Economic Brief provides up to date figures on industry, real estate, climate, transport and tourism - giving a snapshot of issues affecting the local economy.