Welcome to Business in the Gympie Region

The Gympie Region is known as the town that saved Queensland.
The region’s story is steeped in history. From humble beginnings and a deep connection with the Kabi Kabi, Butchulla and Wakka Wakka people, the first owners of the land, to railways and goldfields that quite literally saved Queensland from financial ruin. 
Since its establishment in 1867, the Gympie Region has been forged by hard work and resourcefulness - epitomised by the agricultural, timber and manufacturing industries still the backbone of the region’s economy today.
With a land mass of 6,884 square kilometres, the Gympie Region is fast becoming Queensland’s most central and convenient industrial location. It links Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast to the state’s Tropical North, Central and Outback regions.
Improved road and rail transport links offer new opportunities for investment, business development and connection to growing markets. Within the next 5 years, the region is set to attract over $1billon in new road infrastructure and over $3billion in renewable energy projects.
With a wide range of businesses and industry sectors, significant industrial land availability and close proximity to large target markets and distribution channels, balanced alongside an affordable rural and coastal lifestyle, the Gympie Region is poised to transform into one of Queensland’s most significant economic generators.

Investment Support & Certainty

‘Our Council Is Committed To Investment Facilitation’
Gympie Regional Council helps support private, institutional and government investment through the Business Concierge Service.
This service is based on account management creating a one-stop-shop for large investment projects that align with our strategy.  
We can also help with navigating the Council development processes in order to achieve strong outcomes and more certainty for investors. 
Our Council supports new business, and the growth and sustainability of existing businesses as part of ensuring a thriving business community. 
The Economic Development Team’s range of services include:
Gympie Business (Investment and Economic Development) Concierge Service
Market intelligence and data
Economic impact data
Site selection facilitation
Development application facilitation
Government programs and services
Workforce development
Strong business, community and government networks s 
Mentoring and business development programs and networking opportunities
For further information, contact the Economic Development Team on 1300 307 800 or by economicdevelopment@gympie.qld.gov.au
If you are looking for support for your business due to the impacts of COVID-19 please see our Support for Business page.