One of Young’s outstanding features is the depth of diversity within the local economy. Its location between many major centres in NSW result in Young being a regional hub for over 56,000 people who live within an hours’ drive of the town.
On the rural scene the many farmers, graziers, horticulturalists and viticulturalists who have established themselves at Young have made it one of the largest egg, pig and sheep producers in the state and horticulture is a major exporter of stone fruit especially cherries. These industries have encouraged the establishment of value adding in many areas such as flour milling, stock feeds, abattoir and fruit preserves.
The retail sector, which is a mix of locally owned and national retailers, is a great draw card, with many people travelling long distances to enjoy the convenience of shopping in Young.
The growth of Young
The continued prosperity of the town and district over recent years has seen the construction industry rise to become one of the largest contributors to the local economy. Tradesmen and labourers are being kept busy as building continues on at a steady pace. Young based major international company, Hydrodec, is proposing to expand their services from their local site.
Industrially Young has various opportunities available including a major industrial subdivision and the transport links available mean Young really is a great place from which to do business.