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City of Gold Coast provides a range of services and programs to support the development of one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.

Gold Coast business

We provide a range of services and programs to support the development of Australia’s sixth largest city and one of its fastest growing regions.

We are helping to build a business environment that is strong and globally recognised. Our Economic Development Strategy provides a clear framework for our long-term prosperity and growth.

The Gold Coast is an entrepreneurial city where one in five professionals owns their own business. We are committed to supporting local entrepreneurs and delivering a business friendly environment where industry prospers.

We are encouraging business growth, new investment and business relocation and can provide assistance in a range of areas.

Open for business

The Gold Coast is open for business where new investment is encouraged and there is an ease of doing business in the City.

The City’s Business and Industry Engagement team works closely with local businesses and are available to meet with you and connect you with the appropriate resources, to drive your enterprise forward.

Grants and programs for Gold Coast business

Gold Coast business has access to a range of services to support growth, productivity and capability. A range of programs are available for high-growth businesses with the capacity to achieve and manage expansion.

What stage of business are you?

There are three phases of business for consideration when working out where your business is at and what programs will best suit your business.

Use the three business stages Start, Grow and Export to help identify which business programs may potentially suit your business, under different levels of government (local, state, federal).

International trade and export

Export markets present unique challenges and tremendous opportunities. Under our export and international trade and investment programs, you may be eligible for additional support or to participate in key trade missions.

Investing on the Gold Coast

Looking to take advantage of investment opportunities on the Gold Coast? You may be eligible for our Investment Attraction Program which supports businesses looking to invest or relocate to the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast CBD

The City is working to revitalise the Gold Coast CBD as a dynamic and vibrant urban centre that will position the Gold Coast as a globally competitive business, investment and lifestyle destination.

Major projects and infrastructure

The Gold Coast is undergoing an exciting period of transformation. We’re investing in almost $13 billion of major infrastructure projects in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Research and statistics

Businesses can access a range of free resources under our Economic Advisory Service. We also produce reports that focus specifically on the Gold Coast economy.

Workplace Travel Program

The Workplace Travel Program will help your employees save money, demonstrate alternative ways to travel to work and ease local congestion by encouraging your visitors and workforce to consider smarter workplace travel.

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