The Sunshine Coast – The Natural Advantage: Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013-2033 was developed in 2013 to provide a 20-year vision and blueprint for sustainable economic growth in the region.
See below for more information about the strategy.
A $13.8 billion economy
59,000 employment opportunities in high value industries
13.6% of goods and services produced for export outside the region
Household income levels 22.3% below the state average
A $33 billion economy
100,000 employment opportunities in high value industries
20% of goods and services produced for export outside the region
Household income levels above the state average
Since the development of the REDS, Sunshine Coast Council has been driving infrastructure investment, urban development, population growth, innovation and the nurturing of high value industries.
As a result, the Sunshine Coast economy has undergone a period of significant growth and diversification.
The region has grown from a $13.8 billion economy in 2013 to an economy worth $18.5 billion in 2022. [Based on Gross Regional Product (GRP) reported by economy.id, Sunshine Coast Region]