Indigo has a rich mix of historic townships that offer opportunities for new business ideas and investment. As part of the North East Victoria region, the tourism industry is vibrant and robust and experiencing excellent growth in visitor numbers, supporting healthy incomes for business communities.
Beechworth and Rutherglen lead the tourism charge - Beechworth for its beauty, buildings and a place in history and Rutherglen for its wine and food indulgence on the Murray River plains. Nearby Yackandandah and Chiltern have their own attractive values and unique qualities and are important tourist destinations in their own right. Added to this is Wahgunyah, nestled in the picturesque environment of the magnificent Murray River at the northern end of the Shire.
Decisions to invest can be made much easier, knowing the stable tourism inflow into the region. The Shire is a day trip destination for the 100,000 residents of Albury-Wodonga. Many travellers also diverge from the Hume Highway and the Great Alpine Road. Of course, not all small business is dependent on tourism.
The Shire is a high-value agricultural producer with many associated opportunities, enhanced by major freight rail and Hume Highway infrastructure that passes through the Shire. Council provides statistical support and commercial contacts to help you with planning and developing your business.
North East Victoria Website - www.northeastvictoria.com.au
The Good Move Campaign - www.goodmove.vic.gov.au
Business Victoria Website - www.business.vic.gov.au/homepage
Regional Development Victoria Website - www.rdv.vic.gov.au
Industry Capability Network Website - www.icnvic.org.au
Last updated: 23 October 2012