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Wollongong’s opportunities and key sector strengths

Opportunities unique to Wollongong have attracted big brands and boosted homegrown businesses. These innovators have diversified the economic landscape.
Over the last decade, Wollongong has diversified its economic landscape. Our region has attracted game-changing infrastructure projects and major international brands such as NEC, Mercer, Australian Industrial Energy (AIE Group) and Easy Agile to name a few. These companies identified unique opportunities in the Wollongong region to help grow their business and along with other homegrown brands are shaping the future industry direction here in Wollongong.

Including creative industries, shared services, consulting and engineering.

Including ICT, software development and IOT.

Including industrial, mining, machinery and equipment.

Including Fintech, superannuation and insurance.

Why these sectors?

Within each of our sector-specific pages you will find the reasons why Wollongong is a place of opportunity for companies in these sectors, including those that may be currently based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or internationally. The details include:

  • Wollongong’s unique capabilities in this sector.
  • Our regions infrastructure to support these sectors.
  • Relevant business networks and clusters within the city.
  • Initiatives or unique strengths of the University of Wollongong in these areas.
  • Case studies of businesses within those sectors who have benefited from their move to Wollongong.

Hear from those who have moved their business to Wollongong

Read why other businesses and entrepreneurs chose to move their company or base a satellite office in Wollongong – one of the most liveable cities in Australia.

View our case studies