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Local Business Growth

Ipswich is leading the way into the 21st century through growth, innovation, investment and a record of economic achievement. The city's economy is underpinned by $9bn worth of business, a 93% growth in production since 2001 - with millions of dollars in projects underway or pending.

View the RDA Ipswich and West Moreton Project Status Report for an overview of current and pending regional projects.

The City of Ipswich is strategically positioned

  • Capral Aluminium and transport giant DB Schenker have both established major local operations to exploit Ipswich's natural geographic advantage.
  • Sunny Queen Eggs invested $40m in expanding its Ipswich-based manufacturing plant and head office complex to gain better logistic access to national and international markets.
  • JBS Dinmore, the largest meat processing plant in the southern hemisphere, is located around established road and rail infrastructure.
  • The investment in a major motorsport precinct on the edge of Brisbane will return over $700m in commercial and economic benefits.

The City of Ipswich is globally connected

  • Ipswich is home to Australia’s largest military base, RAAF Amberley, providing contract opportunities for local business and aerospace specialists such as TAE Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Australia and Boeing.
  • Proposed smart city digital services promise to bring $470m to the Ipswich economy over the next decade.
  • Ipswich conducts a successful international relations program promoting diversity and goodwill through both Sister City and friendship agreements as well as being a member of the World Technopolis Association.
  • Ranked twice (2015 and 2017) by the Intelligent Communities Forum as a T7 21st century model community of economic and social transformation.

The City of Ipswich is future orientated

  • The $150m redevelopment of the Ipswich Mall will revitalise the city’s heart.
  • The City of Ipswich boasts two university campuses, some of Queensland’s oldest and most prestigious secondary schools and a tradition of vocational education unrivalled in the state.
  • Development of two multi-billion dollar master planned urban communities.
  • Development of innovation hubs to spawn the industries of tomorrow.

Useful business links

Government websites

Chambers of Commerce

Local innovation centres