Business Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is open for business.

We’re committed to delivering a business environment to create long term prosperity.

We do this through creating conditions favourable to investment attraction, business growth and business relocation.

We have access to a range of services to support growth, productivity and capability.

City of Gold Coast’s business and industry engagement team proactively works with local business to develop a sustainable Gold Coast economy, strengthening our city’s business capabilities through business engagement and industry development initiatives. Inspired by lifestyle, we drive unique opportunities to invest, do business, study, work, live and visit our city.

Our Competitive Business Toolkit introduces a range of local, state and federal programs designed to equip Gold Coast business operators with the knowledge and capacity to lead the Gold Coast into the future.

Contact our dedicated team today:

Phone: +61 7 5581 7528

Business & Invest

Brewing up global coffee success

Coffee has become a Global business. The growing coffee culture in Australia alone is stimulating a $1.8 billion coffee bean distribution industry. One Gold Coast based company cashing in on this growing industry is Essential Brand Group (EBG). EBG initially started out as Espresso Essential. Under this brand Mike Koolen and wife Gayle supplied coffee machines to local businesses. “I recognised an opportunity to introduce real bean espresso coffee to the small office environment,” Koolen said. “I wanted to take the office coffee system to the new millennium.” What started as a small venture 13 years ago by selling coffee machines from…
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Gold Coast based Essential Brand Group is cashing in on the growing coffee industry.
Business & Invest

Gold Coast has Zuckerberg Factor, Says HP Boss

If the world is looking for the next Mark Zuckerberg, Hewlett Packard’s regional head reckons the Gold Coast could be a good place to start. Sean Girvin, the South Pacific vice-president of sales enterprise services for HP, is spearheading a push by the global technology giant into the Gold Coast, taking the first step by establishing a dedicated office in the city for the first time. Girvin says HP’s Southport base aims to tap emerging opportunities, as well as the talent that is coming through the Gold Coast’s growing education sector as part of its ongoing recruitment drive. He also…
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If the world is looking for the next Mark Zuckerberg, Hewlett Packard's regional head reckons the Gold Coast could be a good place to start.
Business & Invest

Food, glorious food proves big export business

The Gold Coast’s thriving food and restaurant scene is a key part of the region’s appeal to residents and visitors, and now the city is taking its culinary delights offshore. Figures from the city’s Tradestart program identify more than 40 Gold Coast food companies who are already breaking into international markets, including a number who have established strong export records, along with another 60 food companies with export potential. And just as the Gold Coast is known for it’s healthy lifestyle, it’s in the niche market of health foods where companies are making big inroads,  linked to a growing trend…
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Food, glorious food is big export business for Gold Coast manufacturers. With a focus on Asian markets, companies are trading on the quality of products.
Business & Invest

Springbrook Mountain enjoys surge in visitor numbers

Have a look at Springbrook’s new suspension bridge here Springbrook Mountain is enjoying a surge in popularity thanks to a strategic move on behalf of the area’s forward-thinking Chamber of Commerce. Gail Geronimos is at the helm of the chamber and said Springbrook was a very popular area with visitors falling in love with the mountain and unspoiled environment. Located about 800m above sea level, Springbrook is world-heritage listed and has sections of ancient Gondwana rainforest that features Antarctic Beech trees dating back 2000 years. “Business is very brisk and with the increasing popularity of Springbrook, businesses are seeing more people…
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Springbrook Mountain attracts more visitors thanks to its forward thinking chamber of commerce. Springbrook