Economic Development Home / Development / Economic development Page Content The City of Stirling has maintained strong economic growth with Gross Regional Product currently at $12.89 billion. The total value added by our economy is estimated at $11.84 billion representing 7.8 % of greater Perth, and 5% of Western Australia. The City's key strategic advantages make our region an attractive proposition for business development and investment opportunities.Strong local economic growth Skilled workforce of professionals and tradesProximity to Perth CBDHigh lifestyle amenityAccessibility to air, sea, rail and road networksWell established public transport infrastructureShared time zone and transport links to Southeast AsiaPlans in place to enhance infrastructureNBN RolloutEconomic and Tourism Development Strategy The City has launched its Economic & Tourism Development Strategy 2013-2023 that sets out a bold vision for Stirling to attract investment, support local business and promote tourism. A number of development opportunities have been identified in areas such as commercial; retail; tourism and small business. View our Economic & Tourism Development Strategy 2013-2023 Our Business Community Within the City, there are around 65,500 registered business entities across a diverse range of industries. Small to medium businesses are a major component of our business community. The City also attracts large enterprises with the Herdsman Business Park in Osborne Park serving as a key head office location for a range of industries including media, construction and engineering.The City of Stirling plays a key role in encouraging and facilitating sustainable economic development within the City and the region. Our Business Support page provides a range of information about our Economic Profile; Business Location Profiles; Business Incubation and Business Support Providers Go to Business SupportBusiness SurveyThe Economic and Tourism Development Strategy 2013-2023 pledges that the City will "Engage with businesses to assess their needs, concerns and requirements" and "Understand the training needs of local business and industry". The Economic Development team worked with external provider, Research Solutions to survey our business community in 2016. The responses to the survey were drawn from a good cross section of industry and of business types, which generally aligned the profile of our local economy. Read the Business Survey ResultsEconomic ProfileThe City recognises the importance of economic data and information to help business owners and investors make informed decisions. The City's economic profile, prepared by REMPLAN, is available to the public and provides data on our economic trends; key industries; employment and tourism. View our REMPLAN Economic Profile Investment OpportunitiesThe City of Stirling population of over 227,500 is a vibrant and multicultural community that has increased by 25% over 2005-2015, which creates ongoing demand for residential, commercial development and a host of other services. With this rapid growth-rate the City is transforming into a major cosmopolitan, multicultural and commercial hub. Go to Sales and Leasing Opportunities Contact It's an exciting time for the City of Stirling as we implement big changes and harness the ongoing development of our region. For further information on economic development, please contact the City of Stirling on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08 9205 8904.