Agriculture, education, tourism and light commercial industries dominate this micro economy that is constantly strong. Grape, Citrus, wheat, merino, a little dairy and beef are all strong producers. Even rice gets a look in. But there are vineyards to die for.
Griffith is also a new city and was designed by Walter Burley Griffin of Canberra fame. Griffith was named after Sir Arthur Griffith the first New South Wales minister of Public Works. Do not expect much in the way of heritage in Griffith.
In the 1970s, Griffith was often associated with drug distribution (particularly marijuana) and organised crime, as depicted in 2009 by Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities. The murder of Donald Mackay (no convictions) remains a sore issue for the community.
Griffith is a modern town that has a lot of appeal. That said, heritage factors are not readily on display.