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$18.5 billion



Average GRP growth
(2002 - 2020)1

$19.5 billion

Infrastructure projects underway or recently completed




billion exports


unemployment rate
(June 2022)

A smart place for business

As Australian businesses look outside major cities to establish, relocate or expand, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is firmly in the spotlight.

The Sunshine Coast offers opportunities in a diverse range of growth industries, an emerging city centre which is already becoming a vibrant commercial and leisure precinct and a local government that supports new and existing businesses to establish and grow.

Over the past 15 years, economic growth on the Sunshine Coast has outperformed almost every other regional economy in Australia, sparking a wave of new residential, office and retail development.

The booming economy is being propelled forward by a highly educated, highly motivated workforce and a uniquely entrepreneurial culture.

A nationally recognised lifestyle location with 300 days of sunshine a year, the Sunshine Coast boasts an abundance of outstanding natural assets including 52 kms of beautiful beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes and 39,835 hectares of subtropical forests and national parks.

Future focused

Be perfectly positioned to tackle bold new ways of working and embrace new opportunities emerging from a changing world.

Fast facts


Proposed Maroochdore City Centre
Image: Artists impression of the new Maroochydore City Centre

Regional Economic Development Strategy

The Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) was developed in 2013 to provide a 20-year vision and blueprint for sustainable economic growth in the region.

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