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Invest in Queensland’s HQ with IQ.

As more city businesses look to the regions to establish, relocate or expand, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is firmly in the spotlight, with attractive business benefits and lifestyle advantages.

With billions in economic investment underway, lower costs of doing business and the major expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport, the Sunshine Coast is top of the pack as a smart place for business.

Over the past 15 years, economic growth has outperformed almost every other regional economy, sparking a wave of new residential, commercial and retail development.

Located just over an hour north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast offers an unbeatable combination of capital city infrastructure and a famously stunning environment. The Sunshine Coast is the ideal regional investment location for small businesses through to multinational corporations.

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Develop, grow and succeed

As one of Australia’s most desirable lifestyle locations, the Sunshine Coast offers enviable work-life balance for business owners and workers.


days of sunshine per year

52 km

of open coastline

13,000 km

of water courses

39,835 hectares

of national parks, state forests and reserves


local events annually

Why locate your business in Queensland?

We’re ready to go and there’s room to grow on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a top choice for regional business investment:

Proposed Maroochdore City Centre

Sunshine Coast infrastructure development.

The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s fastest-growing regional economies and is expected to grow to $33 billion by 2033, making it a great place to start or expand a business.

Significant infrastructure projects are equipping the region to support the growth of high value industries, including the development of Australia’s only greenfield CBD, the Maroochydore City Centre.

Business, culture, lifestyle and community.

The Sunshine Coast is regarded as a national lifestyle location with its amazing weather, vibrant culture, welcoming communities and innovative businesses.

Both Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland Government provide assistance to help navigate government requirements and streamline access to new investment and business development opportunities.

Sunshine Coast Council welcomes and supports the growth of local businesses and new businesses considering investing in QLD. If you’re looking to buy a business in Queensland, Council can help you understand the Sunshine Coast business environment as part of your due diligence.

Council support services for business include:

Follow the entertaining story of inner-city manager Cam as he discovers the benefits of locating on the Sunshine Coast – both for the business and for himself.

The videos were produced by Sunshine Coast Council with the help of talented local creatives, producers and actors.

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For a confidential discussion about the opportunities available, contact
Alex Lever-Shaw from Sunshine Coast Council’s Investment Attraction team
on 0407 753 645 or email