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Push to get more manufacturing underway in Mackay

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Local manufacturers are being called to supercharge their business by getting involved in the latest round of 'Made in Queensland' grants.

The first three rounds have seen 40 per cent of approved projects based in regional Queensland, with another $15.5 million now being made available for round four.

Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert says grants of between $50 000 and $2.5 million are available to North Queensland manufacturers to become more internationally competitive and adopt innovative processes and technologies.

“The program also supports businesses looking to bring manufacturing activity to Queensland and employ the skilled staff they need,” Ms Gilbert says.

“If you’re a manufacturer thinking about reshoring or onshoring manufacturing activities to Queensland which can create Queensland jobs and grow our economy, we encourage you to apply for Made in Queensland."

For more information on Made in Queensland and to make an initial application, visit www.rdmw.qld.gov.au/miq.