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.
Annual GRP growth
Infrastructure projects underway or recently completed
unemployment rate (March 2023)
Source: economy.id, Sunshine Coast Region, for the financial year ending June 2022
Be perfectly positioned to tackle bold new ways of working and embrace new opportunities emerging from a changing world.
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.