News from the Invest & Industry Development Team
Scottish craft beer trailblazer, BrewDog, has unveiled its Australian home with the official opening of its taproom and restaurant in Brisbane.
DogTap Brisbane has poured beers for its first customers before a new state-of-the-art brewery kicks off local production in January 2020.
BrewDog’s expansion into Australia has been supported by Brisbane City Council through its economic development board Brisbane Economic Development Agency and the Queensland Government through the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund.
The brewery is creating a breadth of new local jobs, with 100 employees expected to be based at the Murarrie site within the year and 150 in the next five years.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said BrewDog’s $30 million investment in Brisbane would drive economic growth and add to Brisbane’s appeal as a leisure and lifestyle city.
“Every business that establishes a base in Brisbane is driving local jobs and economic growth, which has a significant trickle-down effect in the local community. This is why Brisbane City Council’s support of businesses both large and small is so important,” Cr Schrinner.
“Council and Brisbane EDA have worked closely with BrewDog in their establishment of this business and we will continue to invest in initiatives, grants and support to small business to make the Brisbane of tomorrow even better than it is today.”
Coming soon: Future Food Global Markets and Investor Readiness Program
Applications for Future Food Initiative’s 2020 Global Markets and Investor Readiness Program will be opening soon. This program is suited to established food and beverage producers and manufacturers who are wanting to embrace innovation, accelerate growth and enter international markets. The six-day intensive experience, over a six-week period (February - April 2020), is targeted at South East Queensland C-level executives and leadership teams of scaling businesses. The program fee for successful applicants will be match funded by Brisbane EDA.
Please direct expressions of interest and requests for more information to Lisa Cavallaro, Industrial Development Manager (Food), Brisbane EDA.
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