More jobs for Logan with Council incentive
The first recipient of a fund set up to lure businesses to Logan and stimulate the local economy officially opened its new warehouse in Crestmead this month.
The Help Enterprises warehouse and disability community hub on Magnesium Drive will employ 100 people and train prospective jobseekers.
Logan City Council Planning and Economic Development chair, Councillor Russell Lutton, said securing Help Enterprises was a big win for the community.
“They are the first recipients of the City of Logan Investment Attraction Incentive Fund, which is aimed in supporting greater job growth in Logan,” Cr Lutton said.
“The criteria for the fund is that the proposed business will stimulate significant economic and community benefits. Help Enterprises ticked all those boxes.
“This site alone will employee 100 people, which is a huge win for our region.
“The economic impact of this is substantial, with modelling showing an additional 70 jobs could be created through the flow on effect of HELP starting their operations here.”
Cr Lutton said the social benefits of the business were also impressive.
“They help jobseekers find employment, they help people with disabilities and they help our young people to get a leg up and get ahead,” he said.
“Last year alone they helped over 5,000 jobseekers find meaningful employment, of which 40 per cent were people with disability and 15 per cent were young Australians.
“Helping the young and those with disability to find work crystallises our social fabric and cohesion, ensuring no one is left behind.”
The Investment Attraction Incentive Fund is available to businesses to attract future investments in key strategic industries, where the nature and scale of the proposed investment will stimulate significant economic and community benefits, diversity and value-add to the wider regional economy.
The discretionary fund is specifically targeted to businesses in the following industries:
- advanced manufacturing;
- transport and logistics;
- health and medical;
- professional and business services;
- agricultural and bio-technology; and
- tourism infrastructure.
Applications for the City of Logan Investment Attraction Incentive Fund are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
For more information see https://www.loed.com.au/why-city-of-logan/incentives
Phone: +61 7 3412 4888
Logan Office of Economic Development
150 Wembley Road
Logan Central QLD 4114