Qld Government announces funding boost for Mackay and Gold Coast manufacturers

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Queensland’s Minister for Science Gaven Meaghan Scanlon has announced that the new round of the State Government’s Manufacturing Hubs Grants Program (MHGP) is now open for applications.

Making the announcement, Minister Scanlon said the grant program specifically targets regional manufacturers, with Round 2 ‘only available to manufacturers in the Mackay and Gold Coast regions’.

“The opening of the latest round of funding through the Manufacturing Hubs Grants Program is another important step in supporting Gold Coast and Mackay manufacturers move into advanced manufacturing, grow their businesses and creating local jobs,” Ms Scanlon said.

“This follows on from the opening of a new Regional Manufacturing Hub on the Gold Coast earlier this year.”

According to the Queensland Government’s statement, the MHGP Round 2 provides matched funding to local manufacturers looking to implement world-leading technologies, improve processes and practices, and increase workforce development and training.

“Through MHGP Round 2, eligible manufacturing businesses in the Gold Coast and Mackay SA4 regions, can apply for grants of between $10,000 and $200,000 (matched by the applicant) to help them to improve productivity, build international competitiveness, stimulate job generation and private sector investment, adopt new technologies, and implement skills and training,” reads the statement.

For more information, visit https://www.rdmw.qld.gov.au/

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