Ipswich is the fastest growing city in Queensland with an annual growth rate of approx. 4.6% pa compared to Queensland's state average of approx. 1.7% (confirmed by OESR) By 2026 the economy is projected to be $12.7billion with a population of approx. 354,946. 

Link: http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/business/business-in-ipswich/index.php

Why do business in Ipswich? Why invest in Ipswich? 

Ipswich City Council have recently undertaken comprehensive studies to cater and plan for, rather than react to this enormous challenge.

  • Economic profile: this summarises Ipswich's current economic and demographic standing
  • Economic and Development Plan: 2009 - 2011: this plan provides direction to key stakeholders and partners to support and build Ipswich's economic development over the next 20 years. 
  • Skilling Ipswich program: one of the 15 lead projects covering community skilling, industry sector skills strategies, Indigenous employment, expansion of education and training
  • Info City Plan: Ipswich will be a leading digital community in Australia 
  • Rural Industries Plan: this supports the development of a vibrant high value rural industries sector to add diversity to the economy, generate tourism and lifestyle and protects and retains good quality agricultural land

Ipswich is strategically positioned

  • Centrally located on national road networks
  • 45 minute drive to downtown Brisbane
  • 60 minute drive to both domestic and international air and sea ports 
  • Convenient access to both the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast
  • Electric rail to Brisbane and the Gold Coast
  • Easy access to capital city facilities

Industry Opportunity

Diverse extensive opportunities for growth and prosperity - professional services, finance, business, education, health and community - plus aerospace, manufacturing, food processing, wine, transport, tourism, motorsport.

Employment Opportunity: 

Currently 15 Industrial/Commercial Parks plus 11 more in the early stages of development

Why invest in Ipswich?

  • Existing comprehensive skill base and employment opportunity
  • Modern infrastructure
  • Attractive lifestyle
  • Eventful Ipswich
  • Residential Development eg $19 billion greater Springfield Development and Ripley Valley development
  • Ipswich is undergoing unprecedented growth in both jobs and residential development - the Ipswich City Council have invested heavily in the redevelopment of the Ipswich CBD to create high quality living and working conditions (refer: Leighton's ICON Ipswich CBD redevelopment Project (www.propertyoz.com.au - Leighton's latest development is iconic of Ipswich growth)