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Investment Attraction team recognised on the global stage

Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s Investment Attraction team has been recognised by fDi Intelligence through its global fDi Strategy Awards.

Brisbane EDA was awarded for its:

  • Sector Incentives – Hotels and tourism investment
  • Commended for project wins – Asahi Beverages
  • Specialism in hotels and tourism

fDi Intelligence said, “Brisbane’s tourism infrastructure strategy has been introduced to focus on attracting investment that improves the city’s tourism and visitor economy. Several developments are in Brisbane EDA’s sights, including cruise ship terminals, and major tourist attractions that will drive tourist demand and, it hopes, investment.”

Mercedes-Benz contract promises jobs growth for Brisbane’s EGR

Queensland automotive accessories manufacturer EGR has signed a global contract to supply parts to Mercedes-Benz for its X-class vehicle, due to be released early this year in Australia.

EGR will manufacture accessories for the vehicle, including canopies and hard tonneau covers, at its facility in Brisbane.

See the full story here.

Brisbane leads the country in craft brewery openings

In an industry survey conducted by noted brewing historian Dr Brett J. Stubbs for Brews News, Stubbs counted 49 new breweries opening across the whole of Australia. Of those, 17 were in Queensland with eight in Brisbane.

That compared with Victoria and New South Wales, which had 11 and nine new breweries, respectively.

See the full story at Broadsheet.

Food charity to establish $4.5 million kitchen in Brisbane

FareShare will establish a $4.5 million custom-built production kitchen in Brisbane with the capacity to cook 5 million meals a year.

The new high-volume kitchen aims to cook at least 1 million meals in its first year for Queenslanders in crisis.

FareShare’s mission is to rescue food that would otherwise be wasted; cook and distribute nutritious meals to people in need; and to inspire and empower action on food rescue and hunger.

More on the new facility here.

Taiwan influx helps Brisbane break visitor records

A massive influx of Taiwanese visitors to Brisbane helped the city once again break a trifecta of international tourism records.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the International Visitor Survey from Tourism Australia revealed total overseas visitor numbers to Brisbane had climbed 4.6 per cent to an all-time high of 1.24 million in the year to September.

Full story here.

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