For generations, Ipswich has been a significant driver of Queensland’s economic prosperity.
Once it was mining, farming, rail transport, manufacturing and heavy industry that fed the region’s economy and employed locals. Over many decades those industries have continued to evolve and provide Ipswich with an experienced and skilled workforce.
Today, traditional industries are in advanced transition as digital technology, dynamic markets and sustainable practices push innovation and improvement. Ipswich businesses are leading this progress across many sectors including Defence, Biofutures, Advanced Manufacturing, Food Production, Transport and Logistics, Construction and Health.
Ipswich is home to Australia’s largest military airbase and a strong supply chain of sector relevant contractors, manufacturers and service providers, and a major food production and distribution centre for meat, poultry, fine foods, beverages.