Games light up state’s agriculture
We the potential to grow, but this will need innovation and capital. — Mark Furner
THE Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are a once-in-ageneration opportunity to focus the attention of trade and investment representatives from all across the Commonwealth.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner said businesses like Pure Artisan Cheese have an opportunity to showcase to the world what Queensland food is all about.
“The Palaszczuk Government is releasing a 2018 snapshot of our wonderful agricultural sector to provide an overview of the sector, our food industries and our productivity and performance,” Mr Furner said.
“Agriculture in Queensland contributes $20 billion a year to our economy. We have the potential to grow, but this will require innovation and capital.”
Assistant Tourism Industry Development Minister Meaghan Scanlon said it was great to finally get out and meet one of the many food producers who will capitalise on the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
“Hundreds of businesses throughout the state, including Pure Artisan have been awarded contracts at the Games. But the best part is their products will be exposed to potentially hundreds of thousands of people.”