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Let's Do Business

The major geographic and economic region in eastern Victoria, East Gippsland offers a strong competitive advantage with its diverse population and industry profile, growing economy and stable labour force. East Gippsland’s economy, like the region itself, is diverse and robust.

An abundance of primary produce and natural resources along with good transport and logistics, affordable housing, cheap energy, ample water, good physical and telecommunications infrastructure and plentiful land supply add to the region's competitive advantages.


The seven strongest industry sectors by financial output are manufacturing; construction; rental hiring and real estate, agriculture, health care, retail trade and accommodation and food services.


Some of Australia's leading brands and businesses operate from East Gippsland including the world’s largest pie manufacturer, Patties Foods Ltd, which began as a Lakes Entrance cake shop in 1966; Australia’s largest trawling fishing fleet; and Australia's largest fresh cut horticulture business, One Harvest Vegco.


Innovation is also strong in East Gippsland, with a range of businesses and consultants basing themselves in the region while using communications technology to service their customers around the world.


East Gippsland Economy

Detailed economic data for the East Gippsland region can be found on Council's Economic Profileor email the Economic Development team. 

East Gippsland is a region of diversity and opportunity and the economy continues to grow, creating new business and employment opportunities in the region.
A regular e-newsletter produced by East Gippsland Shire Council to update the regions business community with business and economic development news.

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