how we can help

The Economic Development Manager is the first port of call for anyone considering investing or doing business in the Lismore Council Area. Whether you are a start-up business, an established business looking to relocate, seeking to buy a business in the area, or just wanting advice on how to expand – we can help.

service overview and initiatives

In addition to front-line services for investors outlined above, the Economic Development Manager:

  • Nurtures business  growth, investment and employment
  • Manages investment interest
  • Supports local business
  • Pursues viable economic development initiatives for the Lismore region
  • Cultivates major infrastructure developments
  • Identifies and supports key industries that drive economic development
  • Builds partnerships to benefit business, including a co-operative approach on major regional development issues
  • Develops relationships with local businesses and State and Federal Government agencies, to enhance economic and employment opportunities
  • Conducts regional marketing and promotion
  • Attracts, develops and supports activities and events that add value to the regional economy
  • Plans for future growth

council commitment

To assist this growth, Lismore City Council is committed to the on-going development of the city’s infrastructure.

Lismore City Council spends more than $30 million each year in maintaining, developing and upgrading the city’s infrastructure.

business resource

Some excellent sources of information for new and established businesses can be found at:

Business – helping connect you to information, grants, registrations and support to help your business succeed.

Department of Industry – providing a variety of information to support including investment, business growth and export opportunities to boost business.


Easy to Do Business –  - a free service offered by the NSW Government that gives you personalised help and support when starting or expanding a small business.

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