Ballarat’s Economic Program 2015 – 2019 presents a clear economic vision and a practical framework to guide economic development in the city of Ballarat over the next 4 years.
Ballarat is a city with a distinct advantage – the infrastructure of a capital city with the lower cost base of a regional centre. Ballarat’s unparalled lifestyle, location and economic profile provide unique lifestyle, business and invesment opportunities across all sectors.
As Western Victoria’s key retail hub servicing a catchment of more than 200,000 people, Ballarat delivers distinct opportunities for retailers with major retail precinct developments in both the CBD and Ballarat West.
Ballarat is uniquely positioned to take advantage of a regional business services market totalling more than $7.3 billion offering strong competitive advantages including major market access, a skilled and experience workforce, and low office and labour costs.
The chosen home of IBM, ESTA and the State Revenue Office Ballarat is a national leader in the provision of ICT services.
Low labor costs, affordable industrial land and facilities and a highly skilled workforce has attracted global manufaturing icons Mars, McCain Foods, MaxiTrans and United Rail to Ballarat.