Business Illawarra is the region’s peak business organisation. We’re a not-for-profit advocacy group dedicated to the economic development of the Illawarra.
Business Illawarra supports businesses across the Illawarra-Shoalhaven as well the South Coast and Capital regions. The Illawarra region covers the local government areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven, and Wingecarribee.
On behalf of our members, we develop policy, advocate to all levels of government on issues affecting businesses, undertake research to guide greater public and private sector investment in economic infrastructure, and support the development of workforce capacity and skills in our region.
Business Illawarra champions the strategic interests of members and the Illawarra region to create a vibrant business environment that drives growth and sustainable prosperity for all businesses.
As the region’s peak business organisation, we’re committed to meeting the specific needs of our dynamic business community by connecting members with the tools they need to succeed in business.
Our policy and advocacy work provides a powerful voice for improvements to the regulation governing the conditions in which businesses operate.
Our comprehensive events program provides members with influence, knowledge and the opportunity to stay connected and informed.
Our IllawarraYES program assists businesses to meet identified skill shortages and seeks to prepare, skill and trial young job seekers.
Our affiliation with Business NSW and Business Australia extends our reach and the range of products and services we can offer.
Our Illawarra First leadership forum champions the strategic interests of the Illawarra based on a foundation of solid evidence and first-class thought leadership.