Business support & resources

Lying 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
  • health and wellbeing.

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. Find out more

Horizon 2030: Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

Laying the foundations for our future prosperity

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

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.