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About Investment NSW

We facilitate economic development and attract investment, reinforcing New South Wales (NSW) as the most desirable place in the world to visit, study, invest and do business.

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. This work helps to make NSW a prosperous, inclusive and a thriving global hub for business, innovation, talent, visitors and residents.

We achieve this by targeting opportunities aligned to our key pillars: 

  • Boosting research and development
  • Fostering start-ups and innovations
  • Growing priority sectors and precincts
  • Attracting global talent and investment 
  • 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 team

Investment NSW is a group under the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade leadership teamExternal Link

Katie Knight, Deputy Secretary, Investment NSW

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

As Investment NSW's Deputy Secretary, 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. This 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. Much of her career is focused in the health and life sciences sector, from acting for biotechnology and start-up companies with venture capital and angel investments, to commercialising technologies and capital raising for R&D companies and sophisticated market players.

Our partners

Investment NSW partners with these NSW Government groups and agencies to ensure the best possible economic outcomes for NSW.