Good move

Are you thinking of making the move?  Do you want more space and time in your life? 
For these reasons, amongst many others, businesses, professionals and digital nomads are making the move right now.  We've done the rounds and chatted to a diverse bunch of 'new locals' to get their take on why they moved and how it's going for them.  Every story is different, the options are endless and it's all up to you ...

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    Port Macquarie vs Hawaii

    It was no contest for this international family! Port Macquarie lured the Rinkin family with amazing lifestyle, housing affordability, high quality education and business opportunities. And anyway, Hawaii is a pretty quick commute (under normal circumstances)!

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    Work-Life Balance is a Beautiful thing!

    James & Georgia found that making the sea-change to Port Macquarie not only meant more time with their young kids, but it was great for their professional lives as well.

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    Taking the plunge into building a Physiotherapy business

    Tasmyne & James found Port Macquarie to be the ideal place to start their own Physiotherapy business. 

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    Life feels easier here

    The day they arrived in Bonny Hills, Kirsty and Nick Rayner saw a pod of whales breaching from Rainbow Beach. That was the moment they knew they’d made the right decision. 

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    Big dreams, tiny houses

    Scott and Sarah made a list of wants and needs when deciding where to settle, and Port Macquarie was the clear winner. There are parks and beaches for their young family to explore, plus the region’s a perfect fit for their tiny house manufacturing business. 

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    Van life leads coffee couple to Port Macquarie

    While zig-zagging around Australia in a sunny yellow campervan, towing their retro coffee van behind them, adventure-loving couple Jess and Andy made a short stop in Port Macquarie - or so they thought! 

The sky's the limit for business in Port Macquarie

Two women who are kicking goals from Port Macquarie are fashion designer Vivien Mitchell and artist Aimee Pelley. Read their story here.

Business happens here

We want you to share our great life in Greater Port Macquarie. Simply relax and enjoy all that’s on offer, study, grab a good job with an easy commute, host friends and family, work for yourself or invest where the returns are rewarding. No matter what you choose you will never look back! Welcome to Greater Port Macquarie.

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5 reasons to do business here

There are many great reasons to do business here, but here's five of the best:

  1. A strong and resilient economy. Our impressive track record for economic growth and ongoing demand in health, education, construction, professional services and retail, ensure there’s business opportunities here for you. 
  2. The perfect lifestyle destination. Attracted by our perfect climate and relaxed pace, sea-changers and tree-changers are discovering our region and finding welcoming communities, a vibrant cultural, arts and food scene plus plenty of sport, recreation and creative activities.  
  3. A strategically located, regional hub. Centrally located between Sydney and Brisbane with well-connected road, rail and air networks, the Port Macquarie-Hastings region is the perfect place to be in business. Direct daily flights to Sydney and Brisbane, make business travel a breeze. 
  4. An active and innovative business community. Being such a desirable place to visit and live, we attract great people. Innovation and entrepreneurship is thriving here, and an array of active business support networks are in place to support businesses at all stages of growth. 
  5. Major projects and big picture planning for growth. With our population expected to grow beyond 103,000 in the next two decades, we’re taking action now with world class water and sewer systems, well thought out transport networks and industrial estates with highway exposure, modern housing estates and access to innovative technology.  
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    Looking for facts and stats on our region?

    Find out about our Economic Profile, Community Profile, forecasts for the future and a snapshot of our local area - click here

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    Business Investment and Lifestyle 

    Thinking of moving to Greater Port Macquarie? Here you will find opportunities to live, grow and be in a stunning region with the best  lifestyle and climate in the country!  

    View our business, investment and lifestyle guide - Live, Grow, Be.

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    Connect with us

    Talk to the Economic Development team about business, investment and lifestyle choices in our region - call them today on 02 6581 8111, or email us via [email protected]

    For a link to local business networks click here

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