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About Investment NSW

We facilitate economic development and attract investment, and reinforce NSW as the most desirable place in the world to visit, study, invest and do business.

On 29 March 2021, Investment NSW was established as an executive agency under the Department of Premier and Cabinet. On 1 April 2022, the Department of Enterprise, Investment was established. On 1 July 2022, Investment NSW became a group under the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade.

We make opportunities happen

It’s our role to deliver economic and social benefits for the people of NSW by growing the state’s economy so we can help to make NSW a prosperous, inclusive and a thriving global hub for business, innovation, talent, visitors and residents.

We achieve this by:

  • boosting research and development
  • fostering start-ups and innovations
  • growing priority sectors and precincts
  • attracting global investment and talent
  • exporting to the world.

How we can help

When partnering with Investment NSW, we can support you in securing:

  • payroll tax exemptions
  • co-funding opportunities
  • accelerated planning approvals
  • long term leases of government-owned land
  • streamlined regulation
  • connections to rapidly growing global markets and assistance with growth and exports
  • co-investment in skills development and training
  • business and talent in connected and liveable places and precincts.

Our leadership

Investment NSW represents a group within the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade

Katie Knight Interim Chief Executive Officer

Katie is results-focused, with a passion for collaboration and effective stakeholder engagement to maximise outcomes and the growth of our future economy.

In August 2022, Katie was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer, Investment NSW.  In this role, Katie is committed to delivering economic and social benefits for the people of NSW by growing our economy and making opportunities happen.

In her previous role, she was the Executive Director of the Commercial Transactions team of the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade where her role involved working with the private sector to deliver innovative places, precincts and infrastructure, including the government’s unsolicited proposals and direct dealing processes.

Katie has practised as a corporate and transactional lawyer for over 20 years, with much of her career focused in the life sciences sector, including acting for biotechnology and start-up companies with venture capital and angel investments, through to commercialising technologies and capital raising for R&D companies and sophisticated market players.

Our Minister

Investment NSW reports to:

Alister Henskens

Minister for Skills and Training; Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology; Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade; Minister for Sport

Our partners

Investment NSW partners with key areas of the NSW Government to ensure the best possible investment outcomes for NSW.