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

Two Gold Coast Companies Collect Design Honours

Two Gold Coast companies have been recognised in an international product competition and are now in contention to claim an international design award. Evolve Skateboards’ All Terrain Carbon Series skateboards and marine manufacturer Superior’s Waterscape floating platform are among 30 sport and lifestyle products from around the world to be awarded a Good Design® Selection. The Good Design Awards, managed by Good Design Australia, are one of the longest standing and most prestigious design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. Companies across the globe nominate their products in the hope of collecting accolades. Evolve…
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Two Gold Coast companies have been recognised in an international product competition and are now in contention to claim an international design award.
Business & Invest

Yatala – the future of industrial innovation

In years gone by, Yatala was known for its famous meat pies, its Drive-in theatre, and nothing much else – a popular pit stop for day-trippers between Brisbane and the Gold Coast’s beaches. Now it’s an industrial precinct that thousands of vehicles drive past each day – and that’s exactly what makes it attractive to leading Australian companies with an eye on logistics: easy access to one of Australia’s busiest road transport corridors. Most drivers passing Yatala think they’re travelling through Brisbane’s outskirts, but the 3,000 hectare Yatala Enterprise Area (YEA) is actually the Gold Coast’s northern industrial ‘jewel’. And…
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Yatala is the Gold Coast's industrial jewel and the future of Australian industrial innovation, complete with an emerging high-tech motorsports hub
Business & Invest

Coastal Fringe apartment sales rise

Apartment sales in coastal fringe suburbs have surged ahead of the central Gold Coast for the very first time, according to research by leading property analysts. The Urbis Gold Coast Apartment Essentials report for the fourth quarter of 2014 revealed 126 apartments sold in the Coastal Fringe precinct, compared with 88 sales in the Gold Coast central precinct which includes the suburbs of Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. Suburbs stealing the spotlight in the surging Coastal Fringe precinct include Arundel, Parkwood, Merrimac, Molendinar, Ashmore, Benowa, Bundall, Carrara, Clear Island Waters, Robina and Varsity Lakes. Urbis Senior Consultant Lynda Campbell said the…
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There is a steady increase in confidence in the new apartment market, a trend we’re seeing throughout southeast Queensland.
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Beauty of Success Unmasked

When Jellaine Ross relocated from Brisbane a year ago, she didn’t settle for a conventional head office to grow her cosmetics brand Cherry Blooms. Instead, the beauty industry queen targeted a quintessential symbol of the Gold Coast lifestyle and moved into a waterfront mansion at Sovereign Islands. It’s as inconspicuous an address as any luxury home office can be, but for Ross and her team it sits perfectly with her brand, which is all about delivering a range of high-end beauty products to a global market. Cherry Blooms is unashamedly focused on enhancing beauty which is why Ross moved to…
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The Gold Coast is capatilising on the global cosmetics industry with new innovative companies developing cult followings for their high-quality products.