Our plan will grow manufacturing across Queensland in traditional and new industries, making new products in new ways, creating new jobs
Queensland manufacturers are entrepreneurial, innovative, and globally recognised. Our well-established industries, highly developed supply chains and globally significant research and development capability make Queensland an attractive place to do business.
As an industry, manufacturing contributes more than $20 billion a year to the Queensland economy and supports around 165,000 jobs. It reaches across different sectors, different regions and different markets.
From rail manufacturing, food processing, craft brewing, meat processing, aerospace and medicine–manufacturing is both an industry in its own right and a critical strength of Queensland's economy. Manufacturing is also an important part of the supply chain of many industries such as agriculture.
With almost a third of manufacturing taking place in regional Queensland, prioritising this sector will deliver widespread benefits across our state.
Increasingly, economies around the world are pursuing opportunities to harness research and innovation to generate new industries and new jobs. We want to see Queensland industry make and grow more products, add more value to existing products and compete in an increasingly complex world.