The Gold Coast economy has diversified from a platform of tourism and construction to knowledge-based industries including health, ICT, advanced manufacturing, education and professional services. Currently the Gold Coast economy is valued at $25 billion and over the next 10 years the city is expected to grow to an employment base of almost 300,000 people.
The City of Gold Coast is committed to creating an environment that supports local businesses.
We have experts available to help you navigate three levels of government, with a focus on streamlining your business needs.
The City is investing in installing a fibre system that will support the delivery of world-class broadband speeds for thousands of businesses and residents.
This network has enabled the City to implement free Wi-Fi to enhance visitor experience, implement smart city initiatives, strengthen connectivity and entice trade to more than 50,000 local businesses.
Grants and Partnerships
City of Gold Coast offers a range of grants and partnerships aimed specifically at supporting local business to grow.
Investment Attraction Program
The Investment Attraction Program has been designed to encourage the right businesses to expand or relocate to the Gold Coast.
Export Assistance Program
The Export Assistance Program has been designed to encourage small and medium-sized Gold Coast businesses to develop export markets.
Business event partnership
Business Event Partnership has been designed to support networking, collaboration and growth within the local business community.
At times the City offers a range of targeted grants that align to the development of specific precincts or industry sectors. Business Queensland also offer Accelerate Small Business Grants and Small Business Digital Grants to help small businesses work smarter and be more innovative.
The City of Gold Coast has established an Investment Attraction Program to assist businesses to invest or set up a business on the Gold Coast. The Program incorporates a suite of services to facilitate investment or business relocation or expansion to the Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Business Week
Are you a business owner, professional or entrepreneur? Gold Coast Business Week provides an amazing opportunity to network and find out about emerging trends in the industry.
The Gold Coast is a place of opportunity that, over the next decade, will transform into a globally-recognised city while retaining its enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment. As host city for the Commonwealth Games in 2018, the Gold Coast is embracing transformative civic projects like never before. Major infrastructure projects are planned or underway that will change the face of the city in a way that is distinctly our own.
The Gold Coast is working to revitalise the CBD as a dynamic and vibrant urban centre with more than $5 billion worth of public or private investment underway or recently completed. This investment is positioning the Gold Coast as a globally competitive business...