Economic Development HomeDoing BusinessEconomic Development HompageSlidingBannerImages_ColoursHompageSlidingBannerImages_Colours2HompageSlidingBannerImages_Colours3HompageSlidingBannerImages_Colours4HompageSlidingBannerImages_Colours5 About the Western Downs Investment Opportunities Business Support & Events Business Resources Open for Business Western Downs Regional Council is the local government for the Western Downs region, but we’re more than just a government body focussed on roads, rates and rubbish. We’re strategic, responsive and highly motivated by the economic and social development of the Western Downs, because we know where innovation flows and investors and developers go. We want everyone to know that the Western Downs is open for business, with an economy that’s as strong as it is diverse. To do this, we ensure we don’t just focus inwards, but outwards, to attract new investment and development opportunities. Our strategies directly align to Council’s Corporate Plan and supports one of Queensland’s most progressive Planning Schemes which is committed to attracting and enabling development. For a full economic overview, we’d encourage you to review our Economy ID: The Western Downs Economic Profile or read our fact sheet here to find out why the Western Downs is a great place to set up your business. Feel free to contact our Economic Development team to discuss the opportunities and benefits of doing business and developing industry in the Western Downs. Strategic Partners As part of our strategy to enable business development, we work together with our strategic partners to achieve economic growth, workforce capability and small business success.