Advantage Wollongong is a partnership between the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Wollongong City Council and the University of Wollongong. Serious about attracting new business to the city, the Advantage Wollongong partners work together to assist businesses and investors interested in Wollongong.

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (NSW DPC)

The NSW DPC leads the NSW public sector to deliver on the Government's commitments and supports the delivery of major government projects to enhance economic wellbeing across the state. NSW DPC works collaboratively with business and communities to advance investment, trade, innovation, productivity and regional growth across all sectors.

Nigel McKinnon
Deputy Director Regional Development, Illawarra-Shoalhaven
DPC Regional, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
Ph: 02 4253 6324
Email: nigel.mckinnon@dpc.nsw.gov.au

Wollongong City Council

Wollongong City Council’s Economic Development Unit is the first point of contact for many businesses looking to establish, expand or relocate to Wollongong. The Economic Development team is dedicated to promoting Wollongong as open for business and looks to support sustainable economic growth for the Wollongong economy.  

Mark Grimson
Economic Development Manager, Wollongong City Council
Ph: 02 4227 7166
Email: mgrimson@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities and is ranked as one of the top 2% universities in the world. Contributing over $2 billion in gross economic output to the local economy and producing highly skilled graduates across a broad range of disciplines, the university is a vital part of the Wollongong economy.

UOW's Innovation Campus encourages innovative organisations to co-locate with leading research institutes in a collaborative environment with 16 organisations currently based at the campus. The campus is also home to iAccelerate, the regions first business incubator and accelerator which opened in July 2016 with space for 280 entrepreneurs.  

Jonas Marcelo
Manager, Commercial Leasing & Business Development, University of Wollongong
Ph: 02 4221 5115
Email: jmarcelo@uow.edu.au