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Queensland is the place to grow and expand your business:

  • The government is focused on building a four pillar economy: agriculture, resources, tourism and construction. Facilitating business development in these areas is a priority for the Queensland Government.
  • The Resources Cabinet Committee is cutting red tape and creating an environment for business investment and growth.
  • Industry case managers are available to assist large companies looking to establish or expand into Queensland and major project developments.

The Queensland economy is estimated to have grown by 3.5 per cent in 2012–13. Now is the time to be a part of Queensland’s pro-business environment.

We invite you to consider Queensland as the location to further your business.

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  • Transcript of Queensland video

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    [Graphic opener with main title] GREAT STATE GREAT OPPORTUNITY

    OPPORTUNITY
    TO INVEST

    Unprecedented demand for energy & minerals
    56% pa business investment growth
    Queensland tourism, Australia's 3rd biggest export earner
    Multi-billion dollar agricultural sector
    $175 billion development & infrastructure projects.

    OPPORTUNITY
    TO REACH GLOBAL MARKETS

    Convenient links to major trading partners

    Audio: testimonial from David Stilianos, General Manager of Sikorsky Helitech
    "Queensland is an ideal choice, it offers us a safe and stable business location with easy access to Asia Pacific markets. What you have, is a combination of all the right factors for doing business. The state has a highly regarding aviation, aerospace and defence industry cluster with all the main players in one place."

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    OPPORTUNITY
    TO ACCESS SKILLS

    26,000 students in IT and engineering-related tertiary courses
    Industry gateway training in 30% of secondary schools
    Industry-specific training institutions
    World leaders in tropical health, agribusiness & environment

    Audio: testimonial from Sean Taylor, Managing Director and CEO of Komatsu Australia

    "Choosing the right location is a major factor for success and in our case Brisbane and Mackay are amongst our top locations. The mixture of supportive government policies, access to skilled labour and a highly specialised supplier base, means that Queensland represents a great base for a company like Komatsu."

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    OPPORTUNITY
    TO BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG

    World's largest seaborne coal exporter
    2nd largest LNG producer by 2020
    98% of Australia's proven coal seam gas
    6 to 8 LNG plants in Gladstone by 2016
    25% of Australia's aviation and aerospace businesses

    OPPORTUNTY
    TO ACCESS SUPPLY CHAINS

    $85bn goods and services exported annually
    Export growth forecast 10% pa
    4 international airports
    Air links to 29 international & 45 domestic destinations
    One of the largest multi-commodity ports on the Eastern seaboard
    Millions being invested in road infrastructure

    Audio: testimonial from Kelvin Andrijich, Managing Director of Enerflex Australasia

    "We considered several locations to set up our facility, but our greatest confidence lay right here in Queensland. We knew we could recruit and train the highly skilled workforce we needed for the workshop, and in project management roles."

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    OPPORTUNITY
    TO INNOVATE

    Queensland Government invests heavily in innovation
    $3.6 billion since 1998, 40 new research institutes
    Queensland exports world-leading mine safety practices and safety technology
    Focal point for defence R&D in aviation technology, training and engineering
    World leading innovative, horticultural industry

    PRO BUSINESS
    OPPORTUNITY

    Streamlined development approvals, one-stop-shops
    Cutting red tape, easier to do business
    Partnering with industry, not just talking

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    QUEENSLAND: BE PART OF THE STATE OF OPPORTUNITY