The largest industries in Logan in terms of contribution to Gross Regional Product (value added) are health care and social assistance, construction, manufacturing, retail trade, education and training, and wholesale trade.
Some of these, particularly health and retail trade, are strongly linked to the growth and profile of the region's population. Construction is related to population growth, but Logan’s construction firms also service the wider region. Manufacturing is the traditional strength of the city.
Emerging industries in Logan include the care economy, advanced manufacturing, the circular and low-carbon economy, tourism, and creative and entertainment industries.
Logan has emerging expertise in circular economy and low-carbon thinking.
Substation 33, Lendlease’s Yarrabilba development, a focus on waste and recycling in some of Logan’s high schools and the large manufacturing and logistics sectors can be built upon to develop new ideas and ways of living with a circular and low-carbon economy front of mind.