Knox Businesses

The Economic Development team at Knox City Council is the first and best provider of information, advice and action in support of local business and economic development.

Over 13,072 businesses, including well-known multinational corporations, have chosen to locate in the City of Knox. The City boasts an excellent mix of high quality commercial and industrial precincts, open space and attractive residential neighbourhoods that make it a sought after metropolitan business location.

We support businesses within Knox by providing education assistance with business development and planning; facilitating issues that may arise with Council, Government agencies or utilities; connecting Knox business with each other; and highlighting opportunities that may exist for funding or other business development services.

We are strongly focused on assisting businesses of all sizes and have achieved much success in boosting Knox's economic growth. Council's Economic Development team plays an important role in shaping the City's current and future vitality and prosperity and in facilitating the City's role as a leading Victorian business location.

Along with helping businesses meet today's challenges, we work on economic development strategies to realise Knox's potential as prosperous and modern economy.

Economic Development Team Services

The Economic Development team

  • provides a first point of contact between business and council 
  • works in partnership with businesses, government and regional organisations 
  • provides quality information, advice and referral services 
  • promotes the City's features and assets to attract new investment 
  • assists local businesses to become internationally competitive 
  • develops and markets business databases and directories 
  • assists with site selection 
  • develops strategies to enhance business growth ; and 
  • facilitates training opportunities for local business

For more information or to find resources that may assist with your business, contact Knox City Council's Economic Development on 9298 8000 or  email


Knox In Summary

Headline Gross Regional Product $6,690 million (2011),
2.4% of Victoria's Gross State Product
Employment 76,180 people work in the City of Knox (2011)
Businesses 13,072 registered businesses (2009)
Largest by employment (2011): Manufacturing (14,916)
Industry Largest by value added (2011): Manufacturing ($1,433 million)
Largest by output (2011): Manufacturing ($4,781 million)
Population Estimated Resident Population 156,997 (Jun-10)
0.77% growth per annum (over 10 years)
Unemployment 3.7%, compared to 5.3% in Victoria (Sep-11)