Lighting Up our Great Small Cities: Challenging Misconceptions

Great Small Cities are widely misunderstood. Often portrayed in national economic discussion as having little potential, we bust this myth in Lighting Up our Great Small Cities: Challenging Misconceptions.

Data reveals that Australia’s 31 regional cities are comparable in economic performance to major cities across the key measures of output, growth, participation, and productivity.

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The report also predicts a positive future for regional city growth. They have the potential to produce an additional $378 billion in output by 2031, double that produced by new economy industries (e.g. finance, education, health and professional services) in today’s metropolitan cities.  

How does your regional city’s economy perform? 

For more information about how to get your regional city investment ready, view the Blueprint for investing in regional City Deals: Are You Ready to Deal? report.   

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A NEW GREAT SMALL CITIES DATA TOOL

Like to see how your city stacks up? Explore and compare Australia’s Great Small Cities through our interactive data visualisation tool.

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