Proactive group the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce represents local businesses and aims to promote the sustainable growth of the town. mullumbimby.org.au Mullumumbimby originally developed as a centre for timber and the area later became a farming community. Today, the largest employment sectors are healthcare and social assistance, education, retail and hospitality. Professional and technical services, construction and agriculture follow. Agricultural production in the rich Brunswick Valley includes dairy, horticulture, fruit and vegetables and beef. The Byron Shire is committed to becoming the first zero-emissions community within Australia by 2025. Council works closely with the local chamber and businesses to help achieve positive results and has two committees: the strategic business panel and business roundtable. One of its priorities is to develop an agribusiness strategy that addresses small-scale farming. Mullumbimby has access to NBN.