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We work with various partners to maximise the potential of all enquiries and to avoid service duplication.

Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise

The Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) is an independent, business driven, advocacy organisation focused on linking business with opportunity and ensuring the region enjoys sustainable economic growth into the region.  As a united voice for the region, TSBE lobbies all levels of Government on the issues that are important to local business and the community and works to help position the region with advantage to capitalise on opportunities.

Investment attraction and facilitation are an important part of the TSBE charter and promoting the region effectively to Australia and the world is a priority.

TSBE's 2020 Development Status Report is now available.

TSBE can be contacted by emailing info@tsbe.com.au or calling: +61 7 4639 4600

Local Chambers of Commerce and Business Networks

The local Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations represent the interests of the business community, supporting and assisting business operation, growth and development. Members meet regularly to discuss common issues, concerns and opportunities within their own forums. 

Further information about the Chambers of Commerce, Business Networks and Progress Associations in our region are available at this link.

Trade and Investment Queensland 

Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) works with partner agencies, industry organisations and international allies to promote better access to overseas markets and decision-makers for Queensland companies.

If you are exporting your products or wish to commence exporting, TIQ can help you with:

  • consultation and planning
  • outbound and inbound trade missions to connect you with international markets
  • access to networking opportunities, seminars and workshops
  • information on overseas markets and export opportunities.

TIQ has regional representation in Toowoomba at their Darling Downs and South West office.

State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning

The Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP) plays a critical role in leading a statewide, coordinated approach to infrastructure, planning and development whilst ensuring a sustainable future for Queensland communities. The department encompasses a number of functions that make it uniquely placed to set and drive an economic agenda for Queensland, stimulating industry growth and creating jobs.  It has the lead role in industry development for the state, including increasing the economic contribution of strategic supply chains, improving local suppliers' performance in accessing market opportunities and attracting and generating new industry investment.

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training 

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) recognise the important relationship between employment outcomes, strong small businesses and a skilled workforce to the wellbeing of Queenslanders and their communities. The Department's services and initiatives play a key role in supporting small businesses to start, grow and employ and by providing individuals with training and employment opportunities aligned with Queensland's employment, skilling and economic priorities.

Austrade

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Austrade, is the Australian Government's leading trade and investment agency and helps Australian businesses of all sizes, across all sectors, to succeed in international trade and investment. Operating through a global network with over 80 offices around the world, Austrade offers practical advice, market intelligence and ongoing support to Australian business. At the national level Austrade share global commercial insights with other areas of government. At the industry/sector level, Austrade works closely with business, industry and governments. At the individual enterprise level, Austrade delivers services, programs and initiatives to help Australian businesses and attract foreign investment.

Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a partnership between Australian, State, Territory and local governments to strengthen regional communities. The national network of 52 committees is made up of local leaders who work with government, business and community groups to support the development of their regions. They build partnerships to develop strategies and deliver sustainable infrastructure and services to their region.

Industry.gov.au

Industry.gov.au (formerly AusIndustry) is the Australian Government's principal business program delivery agency in the Department of Industry, Science Energy and Resources and is committed to driving growth and job creation by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business competitiveness. 

The department also administers business.gov.au a whole-of-government website for the Australian business community. It is a simple and convenient entry point for information, services and support to help businesses succeed in Australia. The website is designed to be accessible for everyone in the Australian business community, including start-ups, small and medium businesses, family enterprises and business advisers.