Economic development

EconomicDevelopment2Toowoomba Regional Council is actively working towards economic expansion by promoting the region to new residents, potential business enterprises and potential investors. The aim of economic growth is to bring about a more diverse economy, improved services, greater employment prospects and a more liveable community.

Toowoomba Region Economic Development Strategy

On 13 August 2013 Council approved the Toowoomba Region Economic Development Strategy after a series of consultation sessions across the region from 2011 through to 2013.

View the full report: icon Toowoomba Region Economic Development Strategy (488 kB)

Executive summary

The role of local economic development is to enable the creation of wealth and jobs across a
diverse economic base. The goal of the Economic Development Strategy is an innovative,
sustainable and balanced economy that provides valuable employment opportunities for
residents and enhances the region’s high quality of life.

The Toowoomba region, along with other regions, faces a number of challenges, including
climate change, ongoing swings of the economic cycle, growth and demographic shifts which
impact the labour market. Council is working proactively to not only respond to these issues,
but to also turn these challenges into opportunities to develop our economy. 

Read more: Toowoomba Region Economic Development Strategy

Economic development services

The Economic Development Branch maintains a (Sensis-based) Business Directory of all regional enterprises and a regional Economic Profile (produced annually).  It also maintains more detailed industry briefs, along with trends and opportunities.  The branch provides the following services:

  • Introduction to the business environment and community;
  • Key industry/infrastructure developments;
  • Site search, including zoning (land and property), with financial bench-marking; and
  • Supply chain assistance, be it suppliers or service agencies.


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