A new TIQ officer at Ipswich will provide dedicated trade and investment support to small and medium-sized enterprises in the region.
Ipswich Trade and Investment Officer Julie Mark has joined other Queensland Government staff in offices at the Icon Building on Brisbane Street.
Julie is providing a range of trade and investment support to businesses in the Ipswich region, including guidance on exporting to international markets, advice on attracting investment, and introductions to key business and government contacts.
Speaking at the official opening of the new Ipswich office on 1 August, TIQ CEO Virginia Greville said the appointment of the Ipswich trade officer reflected the strong regional focus of the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.
‘One of the key pillars of the strategy is a strong regional focus,’ Ms Greville said.
‘Queensland’s economic success is largely due to its regional strengths in food and agribusiness, tourism, advanced manufacturing and mineral and energy resources.
‘Building on our regional strengths — our people, local businesses, natural resources and diverse landscapes — is vital for Queensland’s future economic performance.
‘TIQ is committed to supporting regional SMEs, improving access to markets and revitalising regional centres.’
Julie Mark and TIQ’s Ipswich office are co-located with the Department of State Development on Level 4 of the Icon Building at 117 Brisbane Street. Julie can be contacted on 0417 618 865.