Manningham is home to a thriving and diverse business community.
The Manningham business community is strongly service based. Significant components include:
-Retail with more than 30 local centres, nine neighbourhood activity centres, one major activity centre and one principal activity centre – the retail sector employs nearly 5,000 people and generates over $530 million to the local economy each year in Manningham;
-Tourism, which employs 1,200 people and generates nearly $200 million to the local economy each year, has a regional focus in partnership with a number of key stakeholders in the eastern region.
-Home based business account for around 80 per cent of all businesses in Manningham contributing to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the municipality.