Regional NSW is the largest, most diverse regional economy in Australia.
Rich with natural resources, regional NSW produces one-third of the total NSW gross state product, with thriving agricultural and mining industries and strong manufacturing, energy, tourism and service sectors.
With high levels of natural beauty and accommodating a range of lifestyles, regional locations are attractive places for skilled workers wanting to advance their careers while enjoying the benefits of country living.
Regional NSW offers a wide range of opportunities for people thinking of investing, moving a business or starting a new enterprise.
The Far West’s economy supports a significant proportion of NSW’s pastoral and mining activity. While the economic disruption caused by years of drought will be substantial, the NSW Government is fast-tracking recovery through significant investments in infrastructure, water security, digital connectivity and economic diversification priorities to strengthen local economies. These include water security and agricultural technology projects, freight link upgrades and skills investments, combining a strong focus on building community resilience to support the Far West’s engine and emerging industries.