As one of Australia’s fastest growing regional areas, economic growth is following high population growth to provide a rich array of investment opportunities – from investing in existing businesses, commercial or residential property development to investing in your own start up business. The lower cost of doing business in the Shoalhaven compared to Sydney or other capital cities also offers a compelling reason to invest in the Shoalhaven.

A wide range of industries operate in the Shoalhaven with many international businesses operating from Nowra. Value adding manufacturing is strong, with food, chemicals, construction products, mining equipment, paper and printing, marine craft. High technology companies provide aviation maintenance and systems support to the Australian Navy.

The logistics sector is growing as are education, retail and tourism. Nowra is expected to double its population to over 60,000 by 2030.

Commercial centres exist in Berry, Bomaderry, North Nowra, Culburra, Huskisson, Sussex Inlet, Milton,Ulladulla and South Nowra - hosting one of the largest available industrial estates south of Sydney.

We are committed to local jobs and servicing our growing businesses and have developed an innovative vocational education sector, with University, TAFE, Community College and private sector options. As a major regional centre with a maturing economy you won’t go far to find professional business services and good availability of skilled employees, including a constant inflow of talented sea/tree changers.

High speed broadband makes interstate, international operations or tele-commuting viable. For international or interstate distribution; rail and road connects to Ports Kembla and Botany. Sydney and Canberra International Airports are only about 2 hours away.