The Economic and Industry Development (EID) Group designs, influences and implements economic growth and job-creating programs for Queensland.
EID champions the interests of business and industry in Queensland and works to remove regulatory bottlenecks and impediments to investment.
We have identified six priority and emerging industry sectors to be supported by the Queensland Government to diversify our economy and create the knowledge-based jobs of the future.
These priority industry sectors are:
- advanced manufacturing
- biomedical and life sciences
- mining equipment, technology and services (METS)
To help these industries reach their potential and create jobs and growth for the Queensland economy, EID is developing a series of 10-year industry roadmaps and action plans for each sector.
We support industry through various programs and grant schemes including the $20 million Made in Queensland program, and the $130 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund which is targeted at growing regional economies and jobs for Queenslanders.
EID also assists industry through the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund, designed to attract business to Queensland through relocation or by establishing new projects in our state.
Our department also provides facilitation, support and advice to assist and accelerate project delivery that results in job creation and economic growth for Queensland.