Business Support

Forbes Shire Council takes a very holistic approach to economic development growth and expansion. This involves supporting the attraction of new investment via business, events, visitors and new residents; and also development of existing businesses, expansion of industries, workforce and destination experiences. We invite you to invest in the Forbes region for the following reasons:

  • Prime location and connectivity
  • Growing economy and population
  • Dedicated business precincts and infrastructure
  • Competitive business conditions
  • Dynamic and skilled workforce
  • Quality education and health services
  • The tree change is back
  • Lifestyle - our best kept secret
  • New and emerging industry

This prospectus showcases all that Forbes has to offer and the enormous benefits of being a part of a growing retail hub.

Forbes Prospectus Cover

Download the Prospectus here (PDF 3.8MB).

Further Information

Forbes Shire Council takes a proactive approach to encouraging economic development within our Shire, specifically, to encourage job growth and wealth creation within our community by supporting our local businesses. Contact our Economic Development Unit for further information or see the links below. 

NSW Small Business Commission

Forbes Business Chamber

Australia Tax Office

Service NSW

Australian Government Business


Emergency Information