Logan lures business

Published: 5 March 2018

Logan lures business

The City of Logan has launched a $1.5m Investment Attraction Incentives Fund to entice new business to the city.

A raft of investment incentives were revealed at the Logan Commercial Enablers Forum held at the Logan Metro Sport Centre.

More than 100 business leaders and titans of industry attended the forum, which gave an overview of the Fund and other Council initiatives designed to maximise the city’s booming economic potential.

“The City of Logan is booming in terms of population and business opportunities,” Mayor Luke Smith said.

“Jobs are growing, major businesses such as Zarraffa’s Coffee have moved their headquarters here and our population has grown almost nine per cent in the last five years.

“But we can’t rest on our laurels, that’s why the Investment Attraction Incentives Fund has been launched to make sure Logan is a city of choice for businesses looking to start-up, expand or relocate.

“You only need to look around our city to see the growth of big business, while our location in the centre of major transport corridors enables businesses to serve domestic and international markets.”

City Planning and Economic Development Committee chairman Councillor Russell Lutton said the fund is designed to give Logan an edge when it comes to expanding its economic base.

“Council is already well regarded by the business community for supporting enterprises from the ground up through a range of services,” Cr Lutton said.

“And by inviting eligible businesses to access our Investment Attraction Incentives Fund we are ensuring that Logan doesn’t miss out on the sort of opportunities that create jobs and add value to our community.”

Fast facts

  • City of Logan is booming across 70 suburbs.
  • Population has grown 9 per cent over the past five years - now sitting at 313,785 people.
  • City of Logan is the seventh largest local government population in Australia.
  • Gross regional product has increased by 54 per cent between 2011 and 2016 - now sitting at almost $13.5 billion.