Good move

Are you thinking of making the move?  Do you want more space and time in your life? 
For these reasons, amongst many others, businesses, professionals and digital nomads are making the move right now.  We've done the rounds and chatted to a diverse bunch of 'new locals' to get their take on why they moved and how it's going for them.  Every story is different, the options are endless and it's all up to you ...

The sky's the limit for business in Port Macquarie

Two women who are kicking goals from Port Macquarie are fashion designer Vivien Mitchell and artist Aimee Pelley. Read their story here.

Business happens here

We want you to share our great life in Greater Port Macquarie. Simply relax and enjoy all that’s on offer, study, grab a good job with an easy commute, host friends and family, work for yourself or invest where the returns are rewarding. No matter what you choose you will never look back! Welcome to Greater Port Macquarie.

Salty Crew Kiosk mornings by the sea

5 reasons to do business here

There are many great reasons to do business here, but here's five of the best:

  1. A thriving economy - we're well known as a great holiday destination, but our diversified economy also boasts particularly strong health, education, construction, manufacturing and retail sectors.  Small and large businesses can thrive here.
  2. A lifestyle like no other - attracted to the perfect climate and idyllic lifestyle, sea-changers and tree-changers alike are flocking to the Port Macquarie-Hastings region. Add to this a welcoming community, vibrant culture, arts and food scene, stunning coastal and country living and you have the perfect lifestyle destination.
  3. A strategically located, regional hub - centrally located between Sydney and Brisbane, and serviced with a well developed network of road, rail and air infrastructure, it’s the perfect place to be in business. With regular direct flights to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, business travel is also a breeze.
  4. A supportive and innovative business community - being such a desirable place to both visit and live, we attract great people. Innovation and entrepreneurship is well entrenched in the local community, with a number of local business networks and support services attracting membership and participation from businesses of all sizes.
  5. Major projects and big picture planning - we’re planning for growth with the population soon expected to exceed 100,000 people. With that in mind, our planning includes delivery of a great road network, world class water and sewer system, new industrial estates with highway exposure, modern housing estates, and ready access to innovative technology and ideas. 
  • Live Work Invest Stats

    Looking for facts and stats on our region?

    Find out about our Economic Profile, Community Profile, forecasts for the future and a snapshot of our local area - click here

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    Shape of the Future

    Our region has a vibrant, diversified and resilient regional economy for people to Live, Learn, Work, Play and Invest. View a copy of our Business, Investment and Lifestyle Guide - Shape of the future

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    Connect with us

    Talk to the Economic Development team about business, investment and lifestyle choices in our region - call them today on 02 6581 8111, or email us via economic@pmhc.nsw.gov.au.

    For a link to local business networks click here

Local Tips

Dining Alfresco At Little Fish
Wonderful Wilson Falls By Matt Cramer
   

Uncover hidden gems

We really do have a slice of the good life here, with so many great things to see and do!  Frankies Travel takes tours across the region visiting hidden gems from vineyards and breweries to coffee roasters and heritage homesteads! 

Day Tripping

There are a range of scenic day trips to suit the family, a group of friends or solo traveller. Take a leisurely drive and explore the magical Wauchope hinterland, discover hidden gems in the Camden Haven or take in the natural beauty of the State Forests and National Parks. 

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