The Sunshine Coast has the unique combination of attractive business conditions and all the lifestyle desirability any Australian would want. Boasting affordable business locations, both industrial and commercial; lower overhead costs; and financial and non-financial incentives as part of the Investment Sunshine Coast program.
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.
Doing business with council
Council is committed to supporting the local community by generating employment opportunities, strengthening local supply chains and supporting the development of a competitive local business and industry network. Find out how to do business with council.
Industry Capability Network
The ICN are a network of industry procurement and supply chain specialists who introduce businesses large and small to projects across Australia and New Zealand. Providing procurement and supply chain tools, expert advice and support for every level of the supply chain.
High value industries
Sunshine Coast Council has pinpointed seven industries that hold high value and potential for growth, innovation and entrepreneurship. These industries are among the fastest-growing sectors in Australia providing a platform for fresh investment opportunities.
The Sunshine Coast boasts a community of like-minded people who swiftly embrace new businesses and enthusiastically welcome new entrepreneurs. That community is known as the Sunshine Coast Innovation Ecosystem.
The ecosystem is a continually evolving and growing collection of businesses, government agencies, industry groups and community members, all dedicated to growing innovation and business capacity.
Sunshine Coast Council has developed a visual representation of the ecosystem to represent its interconnected and dynamic nature.