Wagga’s barnstorming economy has registered another strong period of growth, posting a three per cent hike last year.
The city’s gross regional product – the market value of all final goods and services produced – sits at $3.6 billion.
Backing up strong commercial figures, the city also attracts 1.4 million tourists each year.
Wagga Business Chamber president Andrew Bell claimed retail was driving the city’s economic flourish, while the industrial sector was poised to deliver if and when the Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics (RIFL) hub at Bomen comes to fruition.
“Service levels in Wagga have improved out of sight over the last couple of years and are now comparable to major cities,” Mr Bell said.
“A lot of people are now prepared to shop locally, instead of drifting to Albury or Canberra.”