Queensland Business Review article announces the launch of Queensland Government Creative Industries 2007-2008 Program.

Minister for State Development John Mickel says Queensland has the fastest growing creative sector in Australia.

Since 2004, employment in our creative industries sector has grown from 28,000 to 67,000, significantly surpassing the national growth rate.

“Today Queensland’s creative industries are worth $3.4 billion annually and generate $1.1 billion in annual exports.”

“We’ll continue with our highly successful export initiatives, that have resulted in more than $2 million in commercial deals in the USA for Queensland writers and musicians, and continue to develop the business skills of the sector,” he says.

Mickel says that the initiative will also result in a database that will contain information on businesses including employment growth, profits, turnover, supply chains, and export sales.