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Get involved – Economy

There are many ways you can help achieve our vision for Economy. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started.

Individuals and families

  • Buy your goods and groceries from local markets and businesses and try new Queensland products and service providers.
  • Consider diversifying or upskilling to increase your knowledge, and ability to adapt to change.
  • Learn an Asian language to increase your personal and professional opportunities.
  • Turn your business idea into reality by making the most of the mentoring services, networking and investment opportunities. 
  • Connect with people around the world to explore opportunities and share knowledge.


  • Start a local market—encouraging the community to develop, grow, buy and sell locally.
  • Promote community businesses and support up-and-comers to boost the local economy.
  • Consider how to draw on local knowledge and expertise to find innovative ways to help local businesses thrive.
  • Partner with neighbouring communities to explore opportunities to expand business and grow industry connections. 
  • Work with local businesses and industries to help showcase your local area.

Business and industry

  • Consider new technology to diversify and explore future business opportunities.
  • Invest in research and development to grow your business.
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies to manage the unexpected.
  • Work with the education sector to tailor training to your needs.
  • Work with industry partners and government to develop centres of excellence that provide capacity building and drive innovation.
  • Inform government of issues affecting your industry and work collaboratively to achieve positive solutions. 
  • Promote a knowledge sharing environment and equip employees with the skills to identify and act on opportunities to innovate. 


  • Simplify and reduce the regulation and compliance requirements affecting small business.
  • Engage with business and industry when developing and implementing policies and regulations that may affect their operations.
  • Help bright minds convert ideas into reality and enable businesses to increase productivity.
  • Ensure business owners have access to reliable infrastructure across Queensland to drive economic activity.
  • Promote tool kits and mentoring services that help start-ups get off the ground.
  • Support local businesses to move into new markets and promote Queensland’s economy to the world.
  • Foster economic resilience through industry action plans.
  • Ensure government operations are effective and efficient.

What Queenslanders said

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Last updated
7 April, 2016

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