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

ShapingSEQ 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 6938
Social: LinkedIn
View/download: OED Brochure (PDF, 3.4 MB)