Wangaratta is home to major manufacturing facilities, transport and distribution activities and is the regional headquarters for several state government agencies. Milawa, in the King Valley, is a hub for industries such as viticulture, cheese making and tourism.
The regional economy is exceptionally diverse. This provides employment opportunities accross a wide range of industries. The top employment sectors are manufacturing, trades, retail, agriculture and the health and community services industry.
Wangaratta's strategic location is a major draw card for industries keen to take advantage of the regions proximity to Melbourne, and major road and rail corridors and employment opportunities abound.