Investment and economic development

Business in the Tweed

The Tweed is one of the most economically diverse non-metropolitan regions in Australia, with a business environment of opportunity and regional competitiveness.

Located in northern NSW, next to the major urban areas of South East Queensland, the Tweed has everything to strategically position your business:

  • access to strong local, national and international markets
  • strong transport and communication links
  • affordable retail, commercial and industrial premises

The Tweed is a place where you and your family can enjoy real quality of life.

Moving your business to the Tweed?

The Tweed is a great place to invest in the future of your business.

A business friendly Council and essential infrastructure to support your business to grow makes the Tweed the ideal location to either relocate your business or start a new venture.

If you're considering a move to the Tweed, opening a new enterprise or expanding an existing business here:

Tweed's economic profile

See Tweed economic profile and community profiles and statistics

Economic Development Strategy

The Tweed Shire Economic Development Strategy(PDF, 2MB) outlines how Council will meet the challenges and opportunities of economic development.

The strategy presents 7 economic development pillars that link to key projects that will:

  • establish the Tweed as a diverse, sustainable and thriving economy
  • provide jobs for our growing population
  • maintain our unique environment and landscape

Council’s role is to encourage business investment, implement policy and create opportunities for suitable industries.

Regional development

The Tweed is the northern most local government area of the broader NSW North Coast and Northern Rivers Regions. Many of the specific objectives of the Tweed EDS are supported by sustainable growth objectives at the state and regional levels.

North Coast Regional Plan

See North Coast Regional Plan 2036 (NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment) 

Regional Development Australia - Northern Rivers

RDA Northern Rivers are a not-for-profit, community-based organisation funded through the Australian Government’s Regional Development Australia Initiative.

See RDA Northern Rivers