City economy

Since 2004, the City's economy has grown by $64 billion or 82 per cent. It now exceeds pre-COVID levels at $141 billion a year, accounting for more than 22 per cent of the entire NSW economy.

City economy

Our policies have supported 30 percent jobs growth, accommodating 500,000 new jobs in the city area. 

We have developed an extensive grants program to directly support Sydney small and medium businesses.

Since the devastating lockout laws were introduced by the NSW Government we have stood with the community and the sector to see the laws finally overturned and work begin to restore Sydney’s nightlife.

And we stood with businesses through the pandemic, with grants to help adapt business models and free outdoor dining. 

As the home to 64% of Australian tech startups, we've nurtured Australia's largest tech startup ecosystem, and we support local businesses through our extensive grants and retail innovation program.

We also have an innovative program of talks and seminars to give local businesses an edge, by giving operators the chance to hear from successful business owners, industry experts and City staff on how to start, grow or improve their business.