About Economic Development

Economic Development is the City of Greater Geelong’s dedicated resource for business enterprise initiatives.

Economic Development is the point of entry for businesses seeking to establish, grow or invest locally. We make doing business easy through positive leadership, collaboration and innovation.





Our role is to:

Attract Investment

  • Stimulate and procure investment
  • Facilitate introductions and broker collaborations
  • Case manage enquiries that contribute to employment opportunities or offer significant benefit to the local economy
  • Coordinate industry specific investment and trade visits
  • Ensure Geelong’s capabilities are promoted in a local and global context
  • Assist with the regulatory framework

Support Local Business

  • Provide intelligence on the economy to assist with decision making
  • Identify Government grants or funding opportunities
  • Deliver initiatives, programs and business events that support positive growth
  • Deliver initiatives to diversify and skill our labour force

Drive Economic Growth

  • Identify and foster initiatives that will strengthen Geelong’s major capability sectors and provide a positive environment for growth
  • Provide leadership on matters that affect the local economy
  • Advocate for projects that support strategic business and industry development
  • Coordinate industry experts to explore and elevate possibilities for Geelong to prosper