- The Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund is a $150 million program that encourages businesses to relocate or expand in Queensland.
- Program incentives have supported 19 announced projects, resulting in more than 1,115 new direct jobs and attracted more than $364 million in private investment over the next five years.
- Success stories include the Qantas Group Pilot Academy, Boeing’s autonomous systems development program, Ashurst, BrewDog and BGI International.
Aspen Medical - a Brendale healthcare manufacturer will now produce three million face masks per month to be used in the fight against COVID-19.
Ashurst - chose Queensland to establish its Asia-Pacific business and legal services innovation focussed office. The new facility will create 150 high-value new jobs over five years and service the company’s international network of offices.
Brewdog - constructing its first Australian craft brewery, which is a catalyst for the development of a Queensland Craft Brewing Strategy, aiming to maximise broader benefits to the state’s young, dynamic and fast-growing industry.
Boeing - delivering the largest autonomous systems development program outside the United States. This project complements the Queensland Drones Strategy, helping achieve the vision of Queensland as a world leader in drone technology.
Oji Fibre Solutions - established a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing paper product and packaging facility along with two regional logistics centres, providing new innovative products and reduced costs for Queensland’s agriculture industry.
BGI International – part of the world's largest genomics organisation are partnering with innovative start-ups and leading universities in Queensland on a wide range of cutting-edge scientific research in health, agriculture and biodiversity.
Qantas Group Pilot Academy – support from the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund was vital in securing the academy for the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport on the Darling Downs. During its construction it supported around direct 100 jobs, and an additional 300 jobs through the construction supply chain.
Neogen Australasia - Established Australia’s largest advanced commercial livestock genomic testing laboratory in Gatton. The laboratory provides genetic analysis services for beef, dairy and sheep producers, boosting the productivity of Queensland agribusiness.
Australian Biotherapeutics - Constructing a new biotherapeutics manufacturing facility which will manufacture a range of high-quality, medical-grade live biotherapeutics for global export and raise brand awareness of Queensland’s biomedical expertise.