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Economic Gardening – “High Growth Business Program”

The first local delivery of the Economic Gardening “High Growth Business Program” [EGP] is approaching its final Stages with only two Program Workshops remaining. Twenty eight local businesses, with in excess of half being based in Rockhampton,  are currently engaged… Read more »

Northern QLD Economic Summit

Last week, the Premier hosted her government’s inaugural Northern Queensland Economic Summit in Cairns.  Mayors and economic development organisations from north of the Tropic of Capricorn attended with some 200 investors from throughout Australia and overseas. It was a successful… Read more »

Expansion of Northern Australia Alliance

The future for Northern Australia has received a boost with the expansion of the Northern Australia Alliance to include Capricorn Enterprise and Townsville Enterprise. The Alliance, which was launched by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in June this year as… Read more »

2015 Northern Queensland Economic Summit

The Capricorn Coast and greater CQ will be well represented at the Premier’s Northern Queensland Economic Summit 2015 in Cairns this week. Capricorn Enterprise is attending as both delegate and exhibitor and will build on the already strong relationships we… Read more »

Geoff Murphy Named One of Qld’s Most Distinguished Builders

Rockhampton stalwart, respected community member and business leader Geoff Murphy has been named one of Queensland’s most distinguished builders. The 2013 Rockhampton Region Citizen of the Year and Managing Director of the JM Kelly Group of Companies was recently honoured… Read more »

Rocky Needs a Convention Centre

A 1000 seat Convention Centre and 20,000 seat Stadium complex for Rockhampton has been one of our Priority Projects for the region for the past five years. Over those years, our Priority Projects have had the support from our elected… Read more »

nbn Announces 3 Year Construction Plan

Late last week the nbn™ released its three-year construction plan, outlining all the areas in Queensland that are set to be in construction by September 2018. This is huge news for business in our region, with over 1.5 million additional premises in Queensland… Read more »

The Magic of Byfield

A visit to Byfield is always a wonderful experience, but to stay overnight with great friends, entertained by Marto’s incredible song range really creates special memories. Exactly eight (8) months after TC Marcia threw her full force onto this serene… Read more »

Capricorn Resort Yeppoon Changes

Accor will cease the Management of Capricorn Resort Yeppoon on 31st October 2015 – this follows the removal of the Mercure branding last month The resort’s owner, Iwasaki Sangyo Australia will manage the resort from 1st November 2015 Mr Ross… Read more »

DestinationQ in Townsville

Now in its fourth very successful year, DestinationQ, the annual state tourism forum was held in Townsville last week.  I was joined by great advocates from right across our Capricorn region in Mayor Bill Ludwig and James Gallagher from LSC,… Read more »