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Economic profile

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We have a diverse economy of around 13,500 businesses, employing more than 35,000 people. Manufacturing is the most valuable industry in, yielding $3 billion in regional output. Other important industries include agriculture (including wine making), tourism, construction, property and business services and retail trade.

The Yarra Valley has local and international recognition for its fine food and wine producing area. Each year more than 4.5 million tourists visit the wineries of the Yarra Valley as well as the gardens and townships of the Dandenong Ranges.

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