Widely recognised as Australia’s Cherry Capital, the Young district provides paddock to plate produce in the form of its cherries, grain, canola, lamb, chicken, eggs, pork, honey, oils, plums, beef, prunes, peaches, wine, apricots, organic chickens and ducks.
It is also home to innovative business in the field of research, technology, milling, genetics, accounting, telecommunications, building, sustainability, concreting, mining and biogas.
Young is steadily becoming the headquarters for business that have expanded into neighbouring towns and centres while others have forged expertise that brings clients to the town from a wide radius.
Dynamic sectors in retail, law, finance, allied health, retirement and aged care sustain the town and district population of 13,000 while servicing a regional population in excess of 57,000 people.
Young is also a key part of the Hilltops food and wine region which is recognised for superior cool-climate wines and diverse produce.
The formation of the new Canberra Region (CBR Region) brings fresh opportunities for Young industry and tourism, with additional ties to the National capital, the ski slopes, the coast and the growing Canberra Airport.