The City of Hobart offers a range of information and support for new and existing business along with investment.

We believe economic development is a collaborative effort involving our industry, government, not-for-profit and community partners. We focus on:

  • improving quality of life by unlocking and dispersing economic prosperity
  • enhancing the competitiveness of Hobart's businesses
  • attracting global sustainability driven investment.

You can learn more from our City Economy Strategy and the Invest Hobart Prospectus.

To get in touch with the City of Hobart's City Economy team, please email

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If you missed the latest update, you can read it here: December update

Role of local government

Role of local government

At the City of Hobart, we define local government economic development as:

'a collaborative effort involving industry, government, not-for-profit and community partners, that focuses on improving quality of life by unlocking & dispersing economic prosperity; enhancing the competitiveness of businesses; attracting global sustainability driven investment that supports a vibrant, liveable and connected city.'

This definition is informed by researchers from the University of Tasmania's College of Business and Economics and work undertaken by University of Technology, Sydney (UTS); the Centre for Local Government and the Local Government Association of Australia (LGAA).

Our Role


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Capacity Builder

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Local and International Partnerships

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Networker and Connector

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