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MCVB - helping local tourism businesses thrive

My Clarence Valley Business (MCVB) is the central destination marketing and local tourism organisation for the Clarence Valley region and managed by Clarence Valley Council. MCVB is charged with growing and developing a viable, sustainable tourism economy for the Clarence. 

Tourism is everyone’s business.

As of 2017, our local tourism economy generates over $312.7 million in direct expenditure annually, and directly employs more than 2,000 people. Tourism is an increasingly competitive, challenging and ever-changing industry, MCVB’s mission is to protect, inform and enhance the operations and potential of Clarence Valley operators. 

To find out more or to register as a member of My Clarence Valley Business by clicking below:

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Relocating a business, no matter how micro, is a big thing. There’s a lot to think about, we know you have a list of requirements. Let’s see how we measure up. 

be part of a vibrant community 

The Clarence Valley offers seven existing industrial precincts, with easy access to transport and essential services. New land releases are also in the pipeline and competitively priced land options for any sized business can still be found. 

connect to industry infrastructure 

Local businesses benefit from the rare combination of a strong infrastructure base, support services and loads of space. The valley boasts easy access to three major highways, a seaport, airport, rail network and a secure water supply making it one of nsw’s fastest growing investment hotspots. 

explore investment opportunities 

We’ve identified a range of investment possibilities with strategic match to the Clarence Valley market proposition. Review our analysis on-line and get ideas for tapping into the next big thing. 

buy land 

Buying industrial or commercial land is an investment you need to make carefully and a well-chosen agent can be an invaluable asset. Connect into local knowledge by working with a local professional agent. 

get access to utilities 

The best laid plans and the perfect location won’t realise their full potential without adequate and reliable supplies of essential services and resources. No need for concern. The Clarence has what every growing region needs – great foundation infrastructure, water, power, roads, technology capacity and much more. 

employ people 

The workforce is currently around 21,000 strong and growing at about 9% annually. With significant investment in the education and training sector and acclaimed co-operative initiatives between council, schools and employer groups, skill levels among school leavers and job seekers are on the rise.

train and develop staff 

Our extensive and rapidly expanding training infrastructure provides employers and employees with nationally recognised skills and qualifications across a broad range of disciplines. North coast TAFE has invested in new facilities, spending almost $7 million upgrading the Grafton campus. 

access markets 

As the last sections of the pacific highway are upgraded, the region becomes increasingly accessible to the major population centres of Brisbane and south east Queensland. You can now get from Brisbane to the Clarence Valley in a little over 3 hours via the pacific highway and from Sydney to Grafton in less than 2 hours with REX Airlines. 

network and be connected 

The businesses of the Clarence are highly motivated and proactive. There are many groups that provide opportunities for business people to get together, discuss ideas and generate opportunities. There are five chambers of commerce: 

  • Grafton chamber of commerce & industry
  • Iluka chamber of commerce 
  • Maclean chamber of commerce 
  • Yamba chamber of commerce 
  • Wooli chamber of commerce 

see a commitment to growth 

Commissioned by Clarence Valley council, the Clarence Valley Economic Development Strategic plan details initiatives that will enhance the economic growth of a wide range of industry sectors throughout the valley. A full copy of the plan is available online at 

You can also connect with the economic development team: call us on 02 6643 0200 email us at: or visit and subscribe to our free e-news service. 

Council is working to develop programs and initiatives that encourage, assist and facilitate strong, prosperous and vital communities, so visit the website regularly for updates. 

Let’s recap 

Your overheads and establishment costs are comparatively low, there is affordable land and commercial premises, the economy is growing, local government and community are enthusiastic, and supportive and our infrastructure is up-to-date and up to the job. 

Putting your family’s health, happiness and life priorities first doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your career, your business or your financial security. We can’t make the move for you, but Clarence Valley is definitely worth a second look

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