Investment deals 2017–18

TIQ facilitated 18 foreign investment deals and worked with Queensland state and local government agencies to help international businesses establish operations in Queensland.

Highlights included:

  • Scottish craft beer company BrewDog announced plans to build a $30 million production brewery and taproom in the Brisbane suburb of Murarrie, which will employ more than 150 people in the next five years.
  • US-based WP Engine, one of the world’s largest hosting platforms for internet sites, opened its Australian headquarters in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley start-up precinct. WP Engine has already employed 4 people, with a further 10 staff expected by the end of 2018.
  • Taiwan’s Taishin International Bank opened its first Australian branch in Brisbane in November 2017. TIQ’s Taiwan office provided Taishin with significant assistance, including information on investment opportunities in Queensland.