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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.

Research and statistics

City of Gold Coast provides an economic advisory service that helps businesses make strategic decisions about expanding or relocating to the Gold Coast.

We also invest in Economy Id, Profile Id and Atlas Id economic profiling tools that allow users to gain free access to information about the local economy and working population.

A quarterly economic update, economic profiling and economic data sources are available on Australia's Gold Coast website.

We also produce a regular City in Focus report, along with regular articles on economic issues which are available on the Australia’s Gold Coast website.

Visit the website to find out about laws and regulations for business, along with information about tenders or starting a business.

To stay up to date on business and investment opportunities, subscribe to the Economic Development newsletter through the subscription link on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Business Confidence Survey 2015

A recent survey of 500 businesses conducted by City of Gold Coast found that business confidence has more than doubled, with 19 per cent confident in 2013 and an increase to 40 per cent in 2014.

The report also showed 55 per cent of businesses had a positive outlook compared with 38 per cent in 2013.

Download the 2015 Citywide Business Survey or the 2015 Southport Business Survey.

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