"You don't have to be in a suburb of Brisbane to lead an expanding business. We can service 54 outlets across Queensland and Pacific from the Fraser Coast. With high-speed internet, direct flights to Sydney and Brisbane, it is easy to contact or meet with suppliers and clients; and at the end of the day I live only seven minutes from work and I can look at the ocean every day."
DAVID SMITH, DIRECTOR AUSTCART PTY LTD
MASTER FRANCHISEE CARTRIDGE WORLD QUEENSLAND
"The loyalty of employees is a great resource. They give back just as much as they get in their working lives. There is also a pool of potential employees with a wide skill set that are work ready. Regional customers are also very loyal to other regionally-based businesses as they share the same focus and have a connection with the region. Our Maryborough location is ideal for expansion into the greater Wide Bay Burnett."
MANAGING DIRECTOR RICHERS TRANSPORT
"The Fraser Coast region is expected to experience continued population growth over the next 20 years. This growth will inevitably lead to escalating demands for professionals in health, management, engineering, manufacturing, construction, trades and other industries, which, in turn, will require concentrated efforts on the development of human capital. USQ Fraser Coast, working will all sectors of this community, will be a key player in meeting the needs of this region."
PROFESSOR KEN STOTT
PROVOST USQ FRASER COAST
"UnitingCare Health and St Stephen's Hospital has every confidence in the economic future of the Fraser Coast. The region's healthy population growth, sound infrastructure and attractive, family-friendly lifestyle provides the foundations of a perfect work-life balance for our current and future people, whilst achieving the hospital's objective of expanding services to address the healthcare needs of the Fraser Coast community."
GENERAL MANAGER, ST STEPHENS PRIVATE HOSPITAL
"The foresight in developing the Fraser Coast airport to jet capabilities has been a real opportunity for aircraft manufacturer Seabird Aviation. The daily flights give clients and staff easy access to Seabird Aviation and the rest of Australia. The area is very desirable which helps attract and retain the skilled staff we need to develop and expand."
MANAGING DIRECTOR, SEABIRD AVIATION