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East Gippsland’s economy, like the region itself, is diverse and robust. Numerous industries thrive here, among them agriculture, forestry, horticulture, manufacturing, fishing and other marine activities, tourism, hospitality, retail and service industries.

Some of Australia's leading brands and largest businesses are based in East Gippsland, among them Patties Foods Ltd, the world's largest pie manufacturer and Vegco, Australia's largest fresh cut horticulture business. Victoria’s largest fishing port operates at Lakes Entrance where offshore and inshore fishing vessels find safe harbour.

Innovation is strong in East Gippsland, with a range of businesses operating in niche industries servicing global customers. Many consultants and professional-service based businesses also operate from the region, using state-of-the-art communications technology to remain in contact with customers throughout the world, while enjoying the lifestyle that the region offers.

To find out more about doing business in East Gippsland, speak to a specialist at East Gippsland Shire’s Economic Development Unit on 03 5153 5900 or visit the East Gippsland Shire Council website.