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 takes first step to being the Jewel of Australia’s property market

Construction has officially begun on the highly-anticipated, luxury $970 million Wanda Ridong Jewel development. Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Ms Jackie Trad MP, turned the first sod at the beachfront Surfers Paradise this month, sending a clear message that the Gold Coast is open for business. Director of Sales and Marketing Wanda Ridong (Gold Coast) Andrew Bampton said it marked the first step in a significant journey for Wanda, the Ridong Group and for the city. “We’ve chosen right here on the Gold Coast’s iconic shoreline as one of the most lucrative hot spots for capital growth in…
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Jewel will be the most significant development on the Gold Coast since 2008, and the first true beach-front residential resort in more than 30 years
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Export boost for local health businesses

Ten Gold Coast companies generated more than $4 million in export sales and 19 partner agreements as a result of a health trade show in the Middle East earlier this year, with the promise of more to come. The companies all participated in the Arab Health trade show in Dubai, which featured 4000 exhibitors from 70 countries and attracted 93,500 visitors. By exhibiting together under the one Gold Coast-branded stand, the 10 companies were able to create a dominant presence at the show, attracting more attention than any individual company. Among the standout results from the show was BJP Laboratories…
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Ten Gold Coast companies generated more than $4 million in export sales and 19 partner agreements as a result of a health trade show in the Middle East
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Gold Coast presents golden opportunities for developers

The Gold Coast is full of golden opportunities for developers where infrastructure and transport are established but accommodation and retail are yet to catch up, according to leading property analyst, Urbis. New Urbis research has found areas such as Helensvale and Varsity Lakes have failed to fire with developers in recent years, despite government investment in transport and infrastructure. Urbis Senior Consultant Liam Campbell said Helensvale and Varsity Lakes featured important elements crucial to the successful development of population hubs, such as access to transport, jobs, education facilities and retail. “During the past five years, attention has focused on areas…
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Gold Coast is full of golden opportunities for developers where infrastructure and transport are established according to leading property analyst, Urbis.
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Passionate startup founder paves way for Gold Coast’s future entrepreneurs

DAN Norris spent seven years failing at entrepreneurship before co-founding WP Curve in 2013. It became profitable in 23 days and is now one of the fastest growing WordPress support companies in the world. But Mr Norris is more than just a passionate startup founder, he’s a devoted father, an award-winning content marketer, a published author and co-founder of Helloify. He’s also an accomplished speaker who will be presenting in the Philippines in May alongside Chris Ducker, founder and CEO of Virtual Staff Finder and the Live2Sell Group of Companies, and speaking at the ProBlogger Event at Royal Pines Resort in…
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"Startups aren't about size they are about impact" - Dan Norris.