As part of the Advance Queensland program several of Queensland's industry sectors were identified as emerging priority industries to be supported by the government to build their competitive strengths and create the knowledge-based jobs of the future.

The priority industries to be targeted include:

To assist these industries to realise their potential and become major contributors to jobs and the economy, the department is developing a series of industry roadmaps which will guide how industry and government can work together to grow these industries for the next 10 years.

These roadmaps and their supporting action plans will be developed through extensive consultation in conjunction with industry, investment and research partners as well as the Queensland public.