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

Annake Swimwear – meet the Gold Coast perfectionist behind your next bikini

When one of the Gold Coast’s original swimwear manufacturers found herself struggling to compete with Chinese imports, she decided to start her own label. Anna Kempshall, with inspiration from local artists, conceived Annake – a swimwear label designed specifically for the confident, active and fun woman, no matter what their age (being locally made, Annake can make designs to fit and shape or size!). “The response to our first two seasons has been remarkable,” said Anna. “It’s reinforced the demand for high-quality, locally made products,” “We sell exclusively through our online store and our newly opened shop along the beachfront…
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When one of the Gold Coast’s original swimwear manufacturers found herself struggling to compete with Chinese imports, she decided to start her own label.
Business & Invest

Foreign Investors Splash Out On the Gold Coast

Chinese investors accounted for more than half of all foreign investment in residential property on the Gold Coast, splashing more than $148 million during the 2014 financial year. According to leading property analyst Urbis, the total Chinese spend on the Gold Coast increased by $44.4 million in 2013-14 compared to the previous financial year. Urbis Senior Consultant Lynda Campbell said more than $238.3 million was spent by foreigner investors across the Gold Coast in 377 separate transactions. “Total foreign investment across the Gold Coast increased by 7.5 per cent while Chinese investment jumped by a massive 43 per cent,” Ms Campbell said. “The Gold…
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Gold Coast is a hot spot for foreign investors, particularly Chinese investors who accounted for over half of foreign investment in residential property.
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Gold Coast businesses ‘pay it forward’

When it comes to making money, some Gold Coast businesses are up there with the best, but for many, that’s not always the end game. Gold Coast Business News highlights five major local businesses that have chosen to pay their success forward. Collectively, these businesses have raised more than $5 million for local charities, supporting a range of issues from muscular dystrophy to child sexual assault and the protection of animals. From the city’s biggest ASX-listed companies to a real estate group and a car dealership, Gold Coast Business News reveals the stories behind this culture of giving.   Ray White…
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Leading Gold Coast businesses are showing that it's not all about money and sharing their wealth with the community, raising million for local charities.
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City in Focus – the impact of migration patterns and tourism on our city

With a lifestyle that is said to be the envy of many holidaying visitors, the Gold Coast has never had a problem attracting new residents. City in Focus – the impact of migration patterns and tourism on our city If you have an understanding of how the Gold Coast’s economy has historically expanded, then this is not altogether surprising. Even before the city was known as the Gold Coast, it experienced strong population growth. This growth continued throughout the 20th century; spurred on by two of the city’s cornerstones, tourism and migration, as well as its lifestyle. The Gold Coast has…
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The Gold Coast demographics are changing with migration patterns, and to an extent, mirroring our tourism markets.