The Northern Rivers is an amazing place to be in business, with a calibre of entrepreneurial spirit and sustainable business acumen that is unrivalled.

The ‘in good company’ Northern Rivers project has been developed as a project and campaign driver for keeping business in the region and attracting business to the region. We invite you to be part of the project as we celebrate, connect and collaborate to enhance business opportunities and facilitate economic development.

Our region is home to a diverse range of business and industry leaders and as you explore their business stories you will see a common thread and tribute to establishing or operating in the Northern Rivers. Whether it is in a coastal village, hinterland hamlet, a CBD or industrial estate Northern Rivers businesses are the mainstay of the economy and integral to employment growth and sustainable community endeavours.

In a region of close to 300,000 people within an enviable landscape of 20,000 plus kilometres, the Northern Rivers has a GRP of $13.305 billion (2.3% of the state) and significant opportunities for continued industry sector growth and development. Our project partners are facilitators in the area of economic development and have collaborated to leverage the dynamic strength of the entire Northern Rivers business offering.

Sharing business stories, connecting businesses to each other and creating collaborative opportunities are important to developing a thriving economy and positioning our region for future investment and reinvestment.


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Business Stories

Discover the people behind the businesses in the Northern Rivers and follow their journey to establish and grow their enterprises. Celebrate their achievements and share with your networks – as we work together to shine a light on our own backyard.

Looking to relocate your business to the Northern Rivers? Contact us to learn how we can help?

The Project

Established through a partnership collaboration, in good company Northern Rivers is a project born out of inspiration and resilience.

Following the impacts of Cyclone Debbie and the groundswell of both business hardship and determination over the 12 months of recovery, we wanted to launch a project that would show our confidence and our pride in our people and our place.

Initiated by the NSW Business Chamber, in partnership with the seven local Government Councils of the Northern Rivers (Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley), Regional Development Australia, Southern Cross University and supported by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, the project will celebrate, connect and collaborate to enhance business opportunities and facilitate economic development.

Our project supporters have been integral to the development of each element of the project deliverables and we thank them for their expertise, creativity and shared passion for the project.