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.
With a total population of over 27,000 residents, and with continued growth in industrial, retail, agricultural and tourism sectors, the Rural City of Wangaratta is one of Victoria's most progressive provincial centres. Comprising approx 18,000 residents, Wangaratta is the Rural City's largest urban centre. Prominent townships and villages include Eldorado, Everton, Glenrowan, Milawa, Moyhu, Oxley, Peechelba, Springhurst, Whitfield and Whorouly.
For answers to some of the frequently asked questions relating to business in Wangaratta please see our FAQ page http://www.wangaratta.vic.gov.au/business/development/economicdevelopmentfaqs.asp