The Office of Economic Development is a driver, facilitator and catalyst for economic development, creating better jobs for more people in the City of Ipswich.

There is a place in Ipswich, with support available, for any business or business idea to develop, innovate, grow and prosper.


  • Business and industry workshops and seminars
  • Tours and networking opportunities
  • Linkage with industry, business and allies across the region, state and internationally
  • Information on local industry, including business trends and opportunities


  • Advice on business startups, expansion, relocation or retention
  • Demographics and statistics on the Ipswich region
  • Information on current and future developments
  • Investor attraction assistance
  • International relations assistance

Shaping SEQ South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017

The population of South East Queensland will grow by almost two million people over the next 25 years. Ipswich is a critical part of the Queensland State Government's growth plan, earmarked not only for population growth, but also as a key centre for industry and manufacturing-based job creation to employ the next generation of local workers.

View the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017

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Contact OED

Phone:  (07) 3810 7534
Social: LinkedIn
View/download: OED Brochure (PDF, 3.4 MB)