Gold Coast industries
The Gold Coast is a city in transformation.
Growing from an economy built on construction and tourism, the Gold Coast is diversifying into a knowledge-based economic environment with strengths in health and medical, education, food, marine, and sport.
Key industries include:
Food and beverage
The food and beverage industry is recognised for innovation and development across functional foods, fresh produce and processing and manufacturing.
Health and medical
The health and medical sector is the Gold Coast’s largest sector, employing over 40,800 highly skilled workers and contributing over $2.2 billion to the local economy. Major projects include the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP).
The Gold Coast has grown into a hub of sporting excellence across high-performance training, international sport events, education, sport science, specialised clinicians, coaching staff, sport management and innovative product manufacturing.
The Gold Coast is the headquarters for internationally recognised marine brands from manufacturers of luxury super yachts to smaller recreational boats.
The Gold Coast offers the greatest educational choice of any city of its size, attracting students from more than 100 countries.
The Gold Coast has a diverse range of accessible locations and world-class staging and production facilities, allowing for almost any landscape to be replicated within the region from emotive city or country scenes, beautiful beaches and sub-tropical rainforests, a unique blend of architecture, and scenic roads and dusty quarries.
With an enviable natural environment and diverse experiences, the Gold Coast has evolved into one of Australia’s premier tourism destinations. Major developments that are underway or have been recently completed include the Gold Coast International Airport, Light Rail, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and The Star Gold Coast.
Information communication technology (ICT)
The Gold Coast has a varied ICT industry and is successful in attracting large corporates as well as nurturing small, innovative companies to export their products and services world-wide.
Contact - Economic Development
For more information on the services and programs offered, contact the City’s Economic Development Branch:
P: +61 7 5581 7528