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The Northern Rivers has an exceptionally diverse economy, which includes its coastal, riverine and hinterland landscape, access to South East Queensland and strengths in Tourism, Agriculture, Food Manufacturing, Health, Education, Retail and a range of professional and business enabling services.

There is an increasing growth in the number of ‘creative professionals’ working in fields like scientific research, design, information media, arts, architecture, advertising, consulting and management, which increases the innovative potential of its businesses and connects them with expertise found in major capital cities.

Agricultural activity is centred on Kyogle and Casino, focused on cattle, milk and poultry, with cane growing around Evans Head. The wider region also grows macadamias and sugar cane.

A range of business incubators and facilitators within the Region help generate prosperity and jobs by assisting existing businesses to overcome challenges and grow, while also aiding entrepreneurs in creating new businesses that put their innovative ideas into action.

The Northern Rivers is a key tourism hub, with Byron Shire the most iconic tourist destination in the Region. The Region’s appeal to visitors is largely focused on the combination of local culture and the tremendous beauty of its natural features, with millions of visitors drawn to its beaches, hinterlands and rainforests significantly contributing to the jobs and incomes of the Region’s communities.

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Sourdough Business Pathways

Mullumbimby, Northern Rivers

02 9000 5683

Ballina Shire Council

Ballina, Northern Rivers

02 6686 4444

Southern Cross University

Northern Rivers

02 6620 3876

Lismore City Council

Lismore, Northern Rivers

1300 878 387

Tweed Shire Council

Murwillumbah, Northern Rivers

02 6670 2400

Sustainable Valley

Byron Bay, Northern Rivers

0487 294 485

Northern Rivers

Lismore, Northern Rivers

02 6622 4011

Habitat Workspace

Byron Bay, Northern Rivers

02 6694 3244

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Extraordinary Foods

Northern Rivers

02 6680 8631

Frangi Plants

Northern Rivers

02 6687 9637


Northern Rivers

02 6628 3804

Australian Bush Spices

Northern Rivers

02 8094 1692

Life Cykel

Northern Rivers

0432 978 631

Byron Gourmet Pies

Northern Rivers

02 6685 6473