The Hunter currently comprises around 8% of economic activity in New South Wales, with regional output of approximately $48 billion in 2017 (based on Deloitte Access Economics modelling) — making it Australia’s largest regional economy.
The Hunter economy has quite distinct industry bases. With strong foundations in mining and agriculture it has also undergone substantial structural changes over the past two decades, including considerable expansion in broad service sectors. The Hunter economy also has an increasing focus on innovation and intellectual resources, making existing industries more efficient, gaining new global markets and creating new industries that will hold the Hunter in good stead for the future.
The 2019 Hunter Investment Prospectus provides a detailed overview of the Hunter and its advantages as a location to invest, do business and live