Economic Development Strategy

Economic Development Strategy

Council's Economic Development Strategy (EDS) provides a strategic framework for how Council can best support economic development, foster greater investment and grow jobs in Penrith. It provides Council with target sectors for jobs growth and areas of focus to stimulate economic development across the Local Government Area (LGA).

The goal for Penrith is to achieve an increase in total local jobs of between 42,000 and 55,000 by 2031. This target can be met by growing new jobs in a range of areas with a focus on health, education, tourism, arts and culture, advanced manufacturing and advanced logistics. This will be complemented by growth in service activity in the night-time economy, small business (including start-up activity) and residential services.