Melbourne has long been the spiritual home of Australian mining. While this is a legacy of the Australian gold rush of the 19th century, today this dynamic and rapidly growing industry has a truly global focus, and the city's resources giants are driving a wave of foreign investment both locally and around the world.
The downturn in Australian mining and construction has been well documented but the industry is far from suffering. In fact, it has burst its banks and has spilled out into becoming a global industry - with Melbourne the hub.
Usain Bolt, the fastest man in history, will come to
Victoria next year to compete in a world-exclusive event secured by the State
Government of Victoria.
With trillions of dollars of funds under management in Australia, governments around the world are tapping into the expertise of Victorian pension fund experts.
A strong financial sector has been a key factor underpinning Melbourne's prominent role in the Australian pension fund market.
Great foresight from Melbourne's business and investment chiefs has seen the city become a role model in the global pension fund market.
recruitment network Hired has chosen to
base its regional headquarters in Melbourne, which will create 20 new jobs over
the next two years.
A new manufacturing innovation centre at Melbourne's Monash University will help pharmaceutical and biotech companies manufacture drugs more efficiently, keep up with complex regulations and prepare students for jobs in the industry.
The first Australian node of the Centre for Commercialisation of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) — a branch of an internationally acclaimed Canadian centre for regenerative medicine will be set up in Melbourne, adding to the state's world renowned medical technology, biological technology and pharmaceuticals sector.
A new A$4 million medicines manufacturing centre will be
established in Victoria to help the pharmaceutical industry create new
products, grow exports and develop skills.
A successful biotech industry requires the collaboration of entrepreneurs, investors and researchers, and these three groups will gather together in Melbourne this week.
One of Australia's fastest
growing tech startups has raised up to A$39.5 million to further expand its