Economic Strategy

City Strategies are fundamental in delivering transformational change and responding to current and emerging challenges and opportunities. Our Economic Strategy 2022-2027 aims to deliver outcomes in the Council Plan 2022-2027 directly related to the Diverse Thriving Economy theme. It will be implemented alongside other strategies through good governance, collaborative decision-making and performance evaluation.

DIVERSE THRIVING ECONOMY

Our city has a high-performance economy, powered by talent and innovation.

Find out more about the key themes of the strategy:

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC FUTURE
OUTCOMES

We have sustainable economic growth in the industries and sectors that offer opportunity.*

MEASURES OF SUCCESS
  • Gross regional product.*
  • Growth in our high-value industries.
  • Gold Coast regional competitiveness index.
TALENTED
OUTCOMES

We develop, attract and retain the best talent in our city.*

MEASURES OF SUCCESS
  • Growth in tertiary education sector.*
  • Growth in tertiary qualifications.
  • Job to worker ratio.
CONNECTED
OUTCOMES

We connect the business community and the city's economy to the world.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS
  • City-owned IoT network
  • Gross Regional Product in international exports.
  • Business Engagement.
HIGH PERFORMANCE
OUTCOMES

We drive productivity and innovation by focusing on start-ups and scale-ups across targeted sectors.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS
  • City-led or facilitated innovation funding.
  • Productivity (labour and capital) growth rate.
  • Sustainability rate of businesses.
*Council Plan 2022-2027 outcomes and measures of success

This strategy is a key component of our Council Plan and will help us deliver our measures of success.

For more information email businessgc@goldcoast.qld.gov.au