Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

    New online gateway to drive global investment into WA

    28/01/2021 5:45 AM
    • New website showcases WA's unique attributes, strengths and emerging global opportunities
    • 'Invest and Trade WA' creates online gateway to attract investment from overseas and interstate
    • Part of McGowan Government's commitment to diversify the economy and create jobs
    • Information and resources also available to help WA businesses to grow 

    Premier Mark McGowan has today launched a new website that will promote Western Australia both interstate and overseas as a world-leading investment and trade destination, to continue to grow the State's economy.


    As part of the WA Government's economic plan to diversify the economy and create jobs, the Invest and Trade WA website will act as an online gateway to showcase the State's unique investment and trade opportunities to potential investors and buyers.


    The website profiles the State's key industries including mining and mining equipment, technology and services; energy; primary industries; defence industries; tourism, events and creative industries; international education; and health and medical technology.


    Interstate and international audiences can learn about successful and innovative WA businesses and programs, highlighting the State's proven track record of delivering high-quality products and services to the world's major economies. The website will also include information about investment opportunities across key industries.


    A section named 'WA business connect' provides information and resources for WA businesses aiming to become investor ready, or seeking information on commencing or expanding their export capability.


    Resources launched as part of the Invest and Trade WA website include eight new market outlooks which provide local businesses with valuable information on emerging international investment and trade opportunities in the State's priority markets.


    Also featured on the website is the Investment and Trade Plan 2020-21, which outlines the Government's approach and proposed initiatives to strengthen WA's investment and trade outcomes.


    To view the new Invest and Trade WA website and to access its resources, visit http://www.investandtrade.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "Western Australia has emerged from the global pandemic with a strong, innovative and resilient economy, and a highly skilled workforce that is primed for growth and investment.


    "Our economy has roared back to life and, quite simply, there is no better place in the world to do business than right here in WA.


    "The Invest and Trade WA website will contribute to our work of diversifying the economy and creating jobs by better promoting our vast potential to overseas markets and supporting local businesses.


    "2021 is set to be an exciting year for Western Australia and local businesses as our resilience, economic strength and management of the pandemic continue to be the envy of the world.


    "Our priority is to ensure we capitalise on these opportunities to continue to grow our economy and create jobs for Western Australians."


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