Retail & Commerce
The South West is known as a lifestylepreneur location because it offers a combination of lifestyle, economic opportunity and access to infrastructure. All this makes for an attractive place to establish and operate a business in order to support a lifestyle.
Businesses are at the heart of the community in the South West. There is a start-up and investment culture emerging that is backed by State Government policy and programs, along with support from organisations such as local chambers of commerce, making the region an attractive place to live, work – and play.
The City of Bunbury is the commercial and administrative hub of the South West of Western Australia. Access to major road, rail and port facilities makes Bunbury the main distribution centre for the region, servicing the needs of industry and the community. Regional centres exit in places such as Busselton, Collie, Margaret River and Manjimup.
Opportunities abound for small to medium businesses supplying goods and services to a number of industries.
Banking, investment and financial services, wholesale trade, industrial and building supplies, real estate, accommodation, hospitality, recreational and cultural activities all contribute to the region’s commerce sector.