Mayor Darren Power welcomes delegates from Migration Queensland to the City of Logan.

Opportunities on show for enterprising migrants

The City of Logan put out the welcome mat today as a group of potential international investors stepped through exciting local business opportunities.

More than 30 business migrants joined a Migration Queensland tour of some of the city’s thriving manufacturing, logistics, retail and commercial precincts.

Migration Queensland supports skilled overseas professionals and investors seeking visas to live and work in the state.

Key stops on the tour included the site of the future Crestmead Logistics Estate – which will provide 650,000 square metres of warehousing space in coming years – and the city’s expanding Meadowbrook health, education and well-being precinct.

Delegates were also treated to the hospitality of successful Beenleigh enterprise Distillery Road Market, and the historic Beenleigh Artisan Distillery, before getting a glimpse at the innovative ideas in development at Underwood’s coLab Growth Hub.

Mayor Darren Power said it was clear to investors, near and far, that the City of Logan was open for business.

“With a myriad of opportunities in our backyard, it is no surprise that more people are starting to sit up and take notice of our maturing city,” Cr Power said.

The Migration Queensland tour of the city today follows a visit two weeks ago by Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Julia Spicer OAM.

“Both visits have been important opportunities to showcase our city’s many advantages, which include our diverse and skilled workforce, our high-quality infrastructure and development, and a community-minded corporate environment designed to help companies of all sizes succeed,” Cr Power said.

Economic Development Chair Councillor Jon Raven said the City of Logan was well-placed to attract international interest and investment.

“Our city is already setting the benchmark in Queensland as we build on our success as a truly multicultural community that provides opportunities for all,” Cr Raven said.

“If you want to do business in SEQ you have to move people or products through our city, which is why it makes sense for businesses to invest where all the action is happening.

“As our city grows, we are confident it can become a global hub for innovation and growth in a wide range of industries.”

The Migration Queensland tour was hosted by the Logan Office of Economic Development.