Invest Gold Coast

Within the span of fifty years, the Gold Coast has grown from a small beach side holiday destination to Australia’s sixth largest city.

The Gold Coast is located in the middle of the booming South East Queensland corridor, with a population of more than 538,000 people and a catchment area of over three million.  The population is expected to grow to 730,000 people by 2026, based on a 2.5 per cent annual growth rate.

With a strong regional economy valued at over A$24 billion, the region remains one of the fastest-growing urban development areas in Australia.

Growing from a platform of tourism and construction, the Gold Coast industry has diversified in to knowledge based sectors – including education, health and medical, information communication technology, marine and sport.

A combination of lower costs, a highly-skilled local workforce, world-class infrastructure and a supportive business environment offer an ideal location conducive to achieving business success.

Famous for its sun, surf and sand, the Gold Coast stretches along 57 kilometres of coastline. Beyond the city’s beautiful beaches are a vast array of world heritage-listed rainforests with breathtaking scenery – all a short drive from our regional centres. Our natural attractions combined with the highest density of attractions in the southern hemisphere and a range of accommodation, shopping and entertainment options make the Gold Coast a tourism mecca. Each year we welcome close to 12 million people to our city.

City of Gold Coast has an investment attraction program to help you to relocate a business or invest in the city. Services range from financial assistance, to introductions and workforce development. Contact us to find out how we can assist you.



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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.
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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.
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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
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Urbis Report: Southern Gold Coast luxury apartment market on the rise

The Gold Coast’s southern beaches luxury apartment sales spiked by more than 500 percent in the March quarter, according to the latest Urbis Gold Coast Apartment Essentials report. The Southern Beaches precinct – with a weighted average sale price of $1.46 million – recorded 18 apartment sales during the March quarter, compared with a total of 45 throughout 2014. The report also found the southern beaches weighted average sale price rose by more than $302,000 on the back of the million-dollar plus market. Urbis Senior Consultant Lynda Campbell said the Southern Beaches precinct was one of the most under supplied…
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The Gold Coast’s southern beaches luxury apartment sales spiked by more than 500 percent in the March quarter