Business support & resources

Situated between the NSW coastal towns of Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour, the Macleay Valley has diverse economic activity in agribusiness, manufacturing, tourism, education, professional services and health and well-being. More than 2,200 businesses operate across the region.

Kempsey Shire Council’s Economic Development and Tourism unit supports local business development and promotes a range of employment and investment opportunities in the region. Find out more


Our vision for the Macleay Valley is to be a thriving, inclusive, connected and sustainable lifestyle destination.



Horizon 2030: Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

Laying the foundations for our future prosperity


Horizon 2030: Macleay Valley Economic Development and Tourism Strategy(PDF, 10MB) is a blueprint for enhancing the vibrancy, diversity and sustainability of the Macleay Valley economy. The strategy supports Kempsey Shire Council’s vision to create a vibrant lifestyle destination where business, industry and investment can prosper.

Horizon 2030 sets our strategic vision for economic development and tourism for the next 10 years and beyond, ensuring the preservation and enhancement of the region’s natural and cultural environments while providing a robust foundation for economic development and sustainable population growth.

We are dedicated to delivering quality infrastructure for our business community, visitors and local community now and into the future.