Biomedicine and broccoli bring ministers to Toowoomba
THE massive growth of the biomedical industry and broccoli sales in Japan have spurred two Queensland Government ministers to visit Toowoomba today.
State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham will meet with University of Southern Queensland researchers and talk about opportunities to accelerate the growth of Queensland's burgeoning biomedical and life sciences sector.
He'll be at the university from 8.40am.
Acting Premier Jackie Trad will head to Toowoomba City Hall as part of the government's Working Queensland Cabinet Committee and discuss jobs and investment with Mayor Paul Antonio business leaders.
Her visit starts from 9.45am.
Ms Trad is expected to announce that Japan has become Queensland's third-largest overseas market for broccoli after just one season of exports.
The trade is injecting $1 million into the Darling Downs region and has created 25 part-time jobs.
Lockyer Valley grower Qualipac is working with the Government to lead this opportunity.