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

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.
Business & Invest

City in Focus – the impact of migration patterns and tourism on our city

With a lifestyle that is said to be the envy of many holidaying visitors, the Gold Coast has never had a problem attracting new residents. City in Focus – the impact of migration patterns and tourism on our city If you have an understanding of how the Gold Coast’s economy has historically expanded, then this is not altogether surprising. Even before the city was known as the Gold Coast, it experienced strong population growth. This growth continued throughout the 20th century; spurred on by two of the city’s cornerstones, tourism and migration, as well as its lifestyle. The Gold Coast has…
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The Gold Coast demographics are changing with migration patterns, and to an extent, mirroring our tourism markets.
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Made on the Gold Coast – five cool products you didn’t know were made on the Gold Coast

Cue the clichés, but one of the coolest things to come out of the Gold Coast has to be the bikini – way back in the 1940’s fashion designer Paula Stafford introduced her ‘daring’ designs. While the first two-piece actually originated in France, a young Paula made the bikini synonymous with Surfers Paradise. The designs gradually got skimpier, and in 1952 a top model was asked to leave the beach because her bikini was too revealing – the fifties prudes had no inkling of what was to come in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. The city’s innovation has continued way beyond…
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In food, fashion, design and advanced manufacturing, local companies and innovators are producing some seriously cool stuff.
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Black Hops Brewing – the Gold Coast’s worst kept secret

It’s been classed as one of the least covert operations in the Gold Coast but founders of Black Hops Brewing wouldn’t have it any other way. Almost every detail of this startup business has been made public including where the business hopes to be located, how they are sourcing their equipment and the exact type of set-up they want. With a massive social media presence, a blog, and a Black Hops – Operation Brewery podcast in the pipeline, the company has also offered to share its investor pitch to help other startup businesses. The crew behind the brewery is Michael McGovern,…
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Total transparency - a new way to start a business on the Gold Coast.