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

G8 Education gets back to building on stellar year

G8 Education (ASX: GEM) has capped off a stellar year by boosting its 2014 bottom line by 70 per cent and adding another 12 premium childcare and education centres to its portfolio. The childcare centre operator cemented its position as the Gold Coast’s biggest and most profitable company by posting a net profit of $52.7 million for the year to December 31, up from $31 million in calendar 2013. Underlying profit was even stronger, rising 88 per cent to $60.6 million thanks to deferred earn-out payments of $9.17 million not having to be paid to childcare centre vendors. However, the…
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G8 Education has capped off a stellar year by boosting its 2014 bottom line by 70 per cent and adding another 12 premium childcare and education centres
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Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur – Stuart Stratton, Con-x-ion

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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A budding young entrepreneur, Stuart Stratton, owner of Con-x-ion has taken out the Retail and Services category.
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Rising Tide for Gold Coast Marine Industry

Veteran boat-builder Bill Barry-Cotter was in his element as he stood aboard his latest design – the highly acclaimed M65 ‘mega cruiser’ which is spearheading renewed growth for his luxury brand Maritimo. It was a steamy afternoon and the pride of his fleet was to be launched that evening to a crowd of VIPs at an exclusive soiree on the Sanctuary Cove waterfront. The Maritimo 65 had already been sold, at a cool base price of $2.86 million, to a Gold Coast businessman and it was among three on order from buyers across Australia. For Barry-Cotter, who has seen more…
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The marine industry is experiencing renewed growth, proving there is a very good reason why we have a reputation as being amongst the best in the world.
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Bernard Salt’s vision of the Gold Coast for 2050

The Gold Coast must evolve as a knowledge city if it is to remain liveable, sustainable and prosperous into the future. http://youtu.be/3Ok9acAbybQ That’s the view of Australia’s leading demographer Bernard Salt in a new report Beyond the Horizon which provides insights into the Gold Coast’s next 50 years. Beyond the Horizon is part of a 12-month project by Regional Development Australia (RDA) Gold Coast, sponsored by a number of Gold Coast business leaders and the City of Gold Coast. “With the city’s population predicted to double in the next 35 years – reaching 1.1 million by 2050, the Gold Coast…
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The Gold Coast must evolve as a knowledge city if it is to remain liveable, sustainable and prosperous into the future.