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Economic Development Strategy

The City of Gold Coast Economic Development Strategy 2023 provides the framework for our long-term growth and prosperity.

The strategy reflects our commitment to ensuring the local economy continues to thrive in a changing environment.

There are six key themes for delivering the strategy:

  1. Innovation – foster innovation and entrepreneurial activity.
  2. Cultural – build a thriving cultural economy by growing our creative industries.
  3. Infrastructure – increase tourism infrastructure in areas such as dive, marine and eco-tourism; improve telecommunications infrastructure and links between business hubs; and to create a Central Business District.
  4. Competitive business – reduce regulation and red tape; and support new business, export and productivity.
  5. Workforce – increase study and training in the city in line with business needs; grow our skills base; increase employment options; and raise the city’s global profile as an education, knowledge and research destination.
  6. International – strengthen international partnerships; increase our export base; and attract inward investment.

Download and view the strategies and plans below. You can also visit our Economic Development International Plan page.

Economic Development Strategy 2013-2023 - Executive Summary (PDF 693kb)

Economic Development Strategy 2013-2023 (PDF 3.59mb)

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