Economic profile

Diverse and dynamic, the Northern Grampians Shire boasts an exciting array of industries and business enterprises. 

Prominent industry sectors include wool, broad acre grazing, cereal cropping, viticulture, olive growing, tourism, gold mining, manufacturing, textiles, retail trade, health and community services, landcare and catchment management and professional services.

Industry is generally concentrated in the key townships of Stawell and St Arnaud, where retail and commercial operations are mainly of a local service nature. These centres service the region's needs for shopping, business and commercial services and host other activities including brick making, meat processing, steel fabrication, feed production, supply and service of farm machinery and small service industry.

New technologies have been enthusiastically embraced here, with telecommunications and e-commerce service delivery providing exciting opportunities for business expansion, diversification and investment.

This broad spectrum of regional industries consolidates a secure base for the thriving economy and facilitates powerful networking and collaborative possibilities.

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