Work life balance and business
Maitland is a busy and thriving community, with a growing local economy, diversified across a range of industries.
One of the best things about Maitland is the locality. Its close proximity to many amazing places, not only for business and employment, but also for the great lifestyle you are searching for. Maitland will give you the freedom to pursue your lifelong business dream, or a new career, all while spending quality time with your family.
Each of Maitland's business precincts offer their own unique and affordable opportunities for businesses, whether it be for a start up, to expand or relocate.
Maitland has a strong and supportive business community, with a host of networking events and seminars throughout the year and like-minded groups and organisations, such as the Business Chamber, for you to connect with and seek assistance.
Our economy has transformed and is now largely service based. The health care and social assistance sector is the largest employment sector and generates 4,655 jobs, representing 16% of total employment. This is followed up by retail trade, construction and education sectors.
The top three industries which we work include health care and social assistance, retail trade and construction.
The technicians and trade workers occupation is our most popular with 4,806 people employed in this profession.
It is more affordable to purchase and lease in Maitland than in larger cities and you don't need to spend hours commuting. Council is extremely proactive in making Maitland an attractive proposition, so much so that Council has a dedicated City and Visitor Economy section. We understand that through commercial growth, Maitland can build on its reputation as one of Australia’s greatest cities and commercial centres.
Find out more about business opportunities and subscribe to Business Matters, Council's monthly business newsletter. Visit our business page to learn more, plus take a look at our city's economic profile.