Focus area

Future economy

Jobs creation and economic security will continue to be key issues and we must consider how we wish to shape our own future by identifying and leveraging our strengths.

This will be a priority focus for the Committee in years to come. A strong and globally competitive economy underpins Melbourne’s ongoing growth. Our economy continues to transition from its manufacturing base to a services hub that is internationally competitive. 

Global economic, technological and geopolitical forces will have a profound impact on our city.


The rise in professional services, the domestic and international war for talent, productivity challenges, digital disruption and technological innovation will continue to shape our economic competitiveness.

"Digital disruption creates enormous opportunities – we need to shift to an innovative and entrepreneurial culture."

Martine Letts, CEO, Committee for Melbourne