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 Airport Recognised at the World Airport Awards

Gold Coast Airport has blitzed the field with jet-setting holidaymakers after being named the Best Regional Airport Australia/Pacific at the Skytrax World Airport Awards held in Paris this week. It is the second time the award has been bestowed on the city’s international gateway, having won it in 2011. However, this year the airport even managed to rate on a global scale, with Skytrax ranking it ninth among regional airports worldwide, and fifth in the 5-10 million passenger category. The Skytrax World Airport Awards, considered one of the most prestigious in the world, are determined by independent surveys of customer…
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Gold Coast Airport has been awarded the best regional airport in the Australia / Pacific region and placed in the top 5 Airports worldwide in their category
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Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur – Theo Vairaktaris and Dallas Heale

The Gold Coast has a vibrant innovation culture.  The city has a strong network of entrepreneurs, co-working spaces, tech start-ups, incubators, businesses, universities and research institutions that are building a reputation for cutting edge research.   Our entrepreneurial mindset is evidence in the fact that 20 per cent of the population own their own business compared to 15 per cent in Australia.  This entrepreneurial mindset combined with rising student numbers, support from the City of Gold Coast and investment into key infrastructure (including the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct) will result in even higher numbers of innovative business ventures into…
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Dallas and Theodore have soared to the top of their game overseeing big-ticket construction projects Australia-wide through their brand Usher and Sons.
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Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur – Jellaine Ross, Cherry Blooms

The Gold Coast has a vibrant innovation culture.  The city has a strong network of entrepreneurs, co-working spaces, tech start-ups, incubators, businesses, universities and research institutions that are building a reputation for cutting edge research.   Our entrepreneurial mindset is evidence in the fact that 20 per cent of the population own their own business compared to 15 per cent in Australia.  This entrepreneurial mindset combined with rising student numbers, support from the City of Gold Coast and investment into key infrastructure (including the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct) will result in even higher numbers of innovative business ventures into…
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Since her products were headhunted for the Academy Awards and Gold Globes gift bags, business is blooming for Jellaine Ross.
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City in Focus – Jobs of the future: are you in the right occupation?

City in Focus – Jobs of the Future: are you in the right occupation? (PDF) If you are young or old, skilled or unskilled, employed or unemployed, frequently scanning the job listings can be the smartest move you make. Not only are you likely to find your next career move but employment websites are holding the key to the jobs of the future. Employment websites are a wealth of information, from the direction of the labour market, insight on future employment trends and an understanding of the needs and wants of businesses and industries. Observing terminology, position titles, training, qualifications…
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the city is focusing more on building capacity in the jobs of the future and strategies to attract and retain talent.