The Logan Office of Economic Development (LOED) was established in 1986 and aims to help businesses create jobs through investment in Logan. LOED's mission is to:
- attract inward investment into Logan
- retain and grow existing Logan business
- support new business start-ups in Logan
- market Logan City as an ideal investment and business location.
In order to achieve its mission and assist businesses, LOED offers the following services:
- information gathering and dissemination
- site selection and assessment assistance
- direct facilitation for client businesses in the expansion or relocation processes
- "after care" services to established businesses
- direct involvement in community-based economic development projects and initiatives
- promotion and marketing of Logan City as a desirable location
- facilitation and access to grants and services provided by local, state and federal government departments.
It is not difficult to promote Logan City as an ideal base for businesses. Logan's attributes are many and varied, and all highly prized by forward-thinking companies.
Logan City profile
Logan City covers over 900 square kilometres and the population of the City is expected to grow by an estimated 150,000+ in the next 20 years. Read more about Logan's Population and Demographics, Transportation Infrastructure and Workforce Development and Training on the LOED website.
Invest in Logan
Logan City is a leader in investment - supporting and developing the platform essential in order to create a sustainable and innovative solution based business hub. Investing in growth for the future with a wide range of developments, Logan City is the ideal location to create your business and lifestyle. Logan City provides the framework to capitalise on investment and create a competitive edge. Read more about Business parks and industrial land and business centres on the LOED website.
Key Business Sectors
Logan has a range of business sectors.
Logan is a vibrant area of manufacturing activity stretched across several industrial / commercial hubs located throughout the city. Particular strengths in manufacturing include: metal production, machinery, equipment, and materials for the residential and commercial building industry. There are is also an emerging food and beverage manufacturing sector in Logan.
Logan offers a well qualified, stable workforce for the current and future needs of the construction sector. The construction sector plays an important role in Logan's economy, contributing significant income and employment opportunities for the City. Construction represents an integral part of Logan's major supply chains, especially in the manufacturing and wholesale trade sectors.
- Health and wellbeing
The health and wellbeing sector is a dynamic and exciting emerging industry with significant export potential and wealth creation for Logan City. Austrade have defined the Health and Wellbeing or Medical sector in Australia as enterprise that specialises in delivering niche applications such as imaging and monitoring equipment; biomedical devices and implants; surgical, laboratory and dental equipment; general hospital supplies; diagnostic devices; health related software and drug delivery.
- Sustainable industries
Logan is a culturally inclusive and vibrant city which is rich in social capital, unique with new economic and greenfield opportunities. Located in the fastest growth corridor in Australia, Logan City's goal is to be recognized as a leader in Sustainable Thinking, Sustainable Development, and Sustainable Outcomes.
- Professional services
Logan is ideally placed for professional service companies. Logan also boasts some of Australia's top schools, both private and public, and enjoys strong strategic links with Griffith University whose Logan campus is based in Meadowbrook. Logan has a number of business nodes that provide the necessary infrastructure and support services for business and industry.
- Small and home based business
Improving small business access to information and services is a high priority across federal, state and local governments. The facilitation, creation and growth of innovative small businesses through policy development, supportive information and service delivery reflect a range of Logan City's commitments.
- Creative industries
Creative industries is a key sector of Logan's economy and incorporates a diverse range of enterprises including, but not limited to, those industry sectors that are characterised by new forms of cultural production.
Logan City provides quality education from prep right through to University level. Logan has 36 prep schools, 50 state schools, 13 private schools, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE College, and Griffith University's Logan campus. Logan City has established strong linkages between the education sector and the business community to ensure workforce requirements are being effectively and efficiently met at a local level.
The Logan Office of Economic Development is open Monday to Friday during normal business hours.
If you have any issues with your existing business in Logan, or wish to learn more about available assistance to help grow your business, contact the LOED team.