There has never been a more exciting time to be in business on the Sunshine Coast.

In June 2022, our local government area was officially recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which will help us protect and enhance our region, communities, economy and our natural environment for future generations. 

This designation brings opportunity to those already doing business or thinking of investing in our economy by providing a competitive advantage to facilitate sustainable growth along with a range of benefits to our natural environment, our lifestyle and economy.

In addition, Sunshine Coast Council has continued to progress region-shaping projects as we prepare for our exciting role as a Key Delivery Partner of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Along with eight Olympic and Paralympic events to be held here, the Maroochydore City Centre will be the home of this region’s Athletes Village.

Unbeatable location

As a place to live and work, the Sunshine Coast really is an unbeatable location.

In January 2022, the Sunshine Coast was announced as the #1 most loved destination on the planet, according to the inaugural Tourism Sentiment Index.

A new greenfield city centre is being built from the ground up, designed especially for the Sunshine Coast lifestyle.

A diverse range of growth industries are boosting employment and contributing to an increasing gross regional product.

Major public and private investment continues to add to the capability of the region, bringing capital city infrastructure to a much loved and envied lifestyle region.

Sunshine Coast Council is driving sustainable growth through its Regional Economic Development Strategy. Key goals include nurturing high value industries, expanding employment opportunities, increasing income levels and growing the value of exports.

Whether your business is establishing, expanding or relocating, now is the time to consider the opportunities available on the Sunshine Coast.

Mayor Mark Jamieson