Marrickville's businesses are a cornerstone of the local economy, providing goods and services to the community and employment for residents. The whole community benefits when local businesses are successful and sustainable.
Marrickville Council provides a range of programs and services which support emerging and established businesses.
- Economic Development
The Economic Development Unit is Council's go-to team for business assistance and support. The Unit coordinates many of the programs and services below and is always looking for new opportunities to partner with business.
- What's On For Business
Participate in a promotional activity, attend a networking event or increase your knowledge.
- Urban Centres
Our urban centres and villages are the focal points for local culture and community life. The Urban Centres Program aims to ensure the viability and vibrancy of centres which currently includes Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, Newtown Precinct and Petersham.
- Business Groups
Connect with your local Chamber, Association or Network. Find out about the Marrickville Business Association.
- Made in Marrickville
The Marrickville Manufacturers' Association promotes goods which are Made in Marrickville. Local food manufacturers which form the first cluster are achieving success through working collaboratively.
- Creative Industries
Need a local framer, theatre supplies, a graphic designer? We have a wealth of local creative suppliers and producers. Also check here if you are a local artist looking for advice and support.
- target sustainability @ marrickville
An environmental program specifically for local businesses. It is voluntary and free to join for businesses in the Marrickville local government area.
- Marrickville Business Awards
Recognition of local business excellence including awards for businesses operating for more than 20, 50 or 100 years, culminating in a gala awards night.
- Inner West Small Business Expo
The Inner West's premier business event. Hear expert speakers, gain a competitive advantage, and connect to the latest information designed especially for the local business community.
- Home Based Business Network
Work from home? Want to reduce isolation, share experiences, build contacts and add to your skills base? This network is for you.
About business in Marrickville
According to the Socio-economic Portrait Marrickville 2010, there are 7,674 businesses registered in the Marrickville Council area. Most of these are sole traders. 15% had more than 5 staff. Key industries, by employment numbers, are:
2. Retail trade
3. Wholesale trade
4. Education and training
5. Health and social care
These businesses are located across all parts of the Marrickville Council area.
The Socio-Economic Portrait Marrickville 2010 is available to download here:
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