GOLD COAST CITY

Gold Coast

Gold Coast City, Australia's fastest growing region, is a vibrant metropolis located on the border of Queensland and New South Wales. With its sub tropical climate, magnificent beaches, enviable lifestyle and abundant natural attractions, the region plays host to approximately 28,000 international, domestic and daytrip visitors every day.

This diverse mix of visitors brings an energy and excitement to the home of more than 480,000 Gold Coast City residents. Our city has a highly skilled, multi-lingual workforce from all over the world who bring with them the creativity and innovation that is driving our record prosperity.

Economically, Gold Coast City is now considered Australia's growth hot spot. Population-driven economic growth is providing significant opportunities for investors and businesses looking to establish, expand or re-locate. A combination of lower costs, diverse workforce, solid infrastructure and supportive business environment provide the setting needed for business success.

Gold Coast City is now home to more than 43,000 small businesses across a broad number of industries. Major Australian and international companies such as VISY Industries, Parsons Brinckerhoff and AirAsiaX have recently discovered the benefits of expanding operations to Gold Coast City.

The estimated total Gross Regional Product of the Gold Coast City economy has increased 9.5 per cent since 2001 to a total of nearly $16 billion in 2008. Considerable diversification has taken place, with the city now boasting a varied industrial base including marine, ICT, food, tourism, construction, creative, environment and sporting industries.

Geographically, the city is ideally placed to gain global business. It is situated on the edge of the Asia Pacific Rim and has a similar time zone to that of the major trading nations in South-East Asia. Major road and rail transport initiatives have given the city excellent access to major air and sea ports.

 

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