The Mid West is a diverse and highly adaptive region with resilient mining, agriculture and fishing industries, coupled with strong tourism, retail, manufacturing, construction, logistics and population servicing sectors.
One of Australia's most diverse mining provinces that includes talc, gold, lead, tin, tantalum, zinc, heavy mineral sands, iron ore, copper, clays, pigments, nickel, vanadium, titanium, gypsum, chromite, platinoids, limestone, limesands and manganese ore.
The Mid West has the largest fishing industry in the State with a dominant rock lobster fishery, significant finfish and mollusc production and an emerging aquaculture sector.
It has an emerging renewable energy sector for solar, wind, wave, geothermal and biomass generation.
The CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) has a base in the Mid West through the $152 million Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO). The MRO will be a base for part of the SKA (the largest radio astronomy project ever developed) and a pre-eminent site for radio astronomy research and development.