Ideally located close to Sydney, Wollongong and international sea and airports, the Macarthur region is home to a large number of businesses covering manufacturing, agriculture, mining, construction and other services
Many well-known business icons and multinationals are located in the region, including Broens Industries, Advance Metal Products, Macarthur Intermodal Shipping Terminal, Paslode Australia, Pilkington Glass, Nepean Engineering, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Austral, BHP Billiton, Ingham Enterprises and Boral Blue Circle Cement. The region has modern suburban retail centres as well as vibrant villages, offering residents and visitors a variety of shopping experience e.g. from the village atmosphere of Tahmoor, or Camden to the one-stop shopping malls in Campbelltown. Macarthur is also proud to be home to the University of Western Sydney, TAFE NSW Southern Sydney Institutes, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institutes and University of Sydney farms.