Deputy Premier and Infrastructure Minister Jeff Seeney says the uranium industry will be the next strong export earner for Queensland.
Mr Seeney told a conference in Brisbane that the State Government is currently assessing 35 significant projects, with the potential to generate $78 billion.
He says the projects could generate 40,000 jobs.
Mr Seeney says a committee has been set up oversee the industry is development.
"We expect uranium exports to become a strong export earner in the next two decades, significantly adding new jobs in rural and regional areas," he said.
"We've established implementation committee to look at the development and operation of a uranium industry and export industry in Queensland." Mr Seeney also says there is already $50 billion worth of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects under construction.
"In the world of major projects they don't come much more major than the projects being built on Curtis Island [in Gladstone] as we speak," he said.
"Our ongoing support for the Queensland [coal seam gas] CSG industry will assist Australia in becoming the world's largest LNG exporter by 2021."