Business

The Gold Coast is open for business.

As our city undergoes an exciting period of transformation, new business and investment opportunities are emerging.

The City of Gold Coast is committed to delivering a business environment to support growth, productivity and capability.

Our business and industry engagement team works proactively with local business to develop a sustainable Gold Coast economy, strengthening our city’s business capabilities.

We are investing in the businesses of the future and have a range of resources available to assist:

Download our Competitive Business Toolkit  to access a range of local, state and federal programs designed to equip Gold Coast business operators with the knowledge and capacity to lead our city.

For more information, contact our dedicated team today:

Phone: +61 7 5581 7528
Email: business@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Business & Invest

Last Word…with Nigel Chamier, Chairman GC2018 Commonwealth Games

Nigel Chamier OAM is the Chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Organising Corporation (GOLDOC) and the Commonwealth Games Infrastructure Authority Join us as we get to know the man behind the name … Tell us a little about your career: I’ve had an exciting career in property and development over many decades and these days I enjoy providing guidance and remaining actively involved in both the private and public sectors. I am fortunate in that I have a career doing something I truly love. The opportunity to have a front row seat and have an involvement in the…
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Nigel Chamier, Chairman GC2018 Commonwealth Games
Business & Invest

Annake Swimwear – meet the Gold Coast perfectionist behind your next bikini

When one of the Gold Coast’s original swimwear manufacturers found herself struggling to compete with Chinese imports, she decided to start her own label. Anna Kempshall, with inspiration from local artists, conceived Annake – a swimwear label designed specifically for the confident, active and fun woman, no matter what their age (being locally made, Annake can make designs to fit and shape or size!). “The response to our first two seasons has been remarkable,” said Anna. “It’s reinforced the demand for high-quality, locally made products,” “We sell exclusively through our online store and our newly opened shop along the beachfront…
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When one of the Gold Coast’s original swimwear manufacturers found herself struggling to compete with Chinese imports, she decided to start her own label.
Business & Invest

Foreign Investors Splash Out On the Gold Coast

Chinese investors accounted for more than half of all foreign investment in residential property on the Gold Coast, splashing more than $148 million during the 2014 financial year. According to leading property analyst Urbis, the total Chinese spend on the Gold Coast increased by $44.4 million in 2013-14 compared to the previous financial year. Urbis Senior Consultant Lynda Campbell said more than $238.3 million was spent by foreigner investors across the Gold Coast in 377 separate transactions. “Total foreign investment across the Gold Coast increased by 7.5 per cent while Chinese investment jumped by a massive 43 per cent,” Ms Campbell said. “The Gold…
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Gold Coast is a hot spot for foreign investors, particularly Chinese investors who accounted for over half of foreign investment in residential property.
Business & Invest

Gold Coast businesses ‘pay it forward’

When it comes to making money, some Gold Coast businesses are up there with the best, but for many, that’s not always the end game. Gold Coast Business News highlights five major local businesses that have chosen to pay their success forward. Collectively, these businesses have raised more than $5 million for local charities, supporting a range of issues from muscular dystrophy to child sexual assault and the protection of animals. From the city’s biggest ASX-listed companies to a real estate group and a car dealership, Gold Coast Business News reveals the stories behind this culture of giving.   Ray White…
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Leading Gold Coast businesses are showing that it's not all about money and sharing their wealth with the community, raising million for local charities.