Growing from an economy built on construction and tourism, the Gold Coast is diversifying into knowledge based industries of health, education, ICT and advanced manufacturing. As our industry grows, Gold Coast businesses are becoming enterprising and inspiring. A growing number of Gold Coast businesses are successfully exporting innovative product and service solutions internationally, building our reputation as an emerging world-class city.

Education

Education

Home to more than 200 education and training providers, including three world-class universities and specialist institutions, the Gold Coast offers a range of innovative courses and globally recognised qualifications.

Health and innovation

Health and innovation

The Gold Coast has an ambitious strategy that encourages innovation and sustainable growth. It is a city that has grown into a diverse, knowledge-based economic environment with a key focus on fostering and developing its health industry.

Sport

Sport

Its enviable natural environment, rising global sports industry rankings and proven strength in hosting large-scale athletic events has seen the Gold Coast establish itself as a globally recognised sporting destination.

Food and beverage

Food and beverage

The Gold Coast’s thriving food and beverage industry is recognised for its innovation and development across functional foods, fresh produce, processing and manufacturing. The industry continues to grow steadily with an increase in the economic impact of the industry to the local economy.

Film

Film

When it comes to the film industry, the Gold Coast has it all. Boasting award winning crew, world-class film and TV production facilities, a comprehensive network of experienced film service companies, cutting edge technology and diverse locations, the Gold Coast is a screen production hotspot.

Technology

Technology

The Gold Coast's varied technology industry is successful in attracting large corporates as well as nurturing small, innovative companies to export their products and services world-wide.

Tourism

Tourism

At the heart of the Gold Coast is a thriving tourism industry. People travel from every corner of the world to admire the city's spectacular natural assets, explore the laid-back culture of the city and indulge in an array of entertainment and amusement offerings.

Marine

Marine

The Gold Coast is recognised as Australia’s marine headquarters. The city's enviable natural environment and 260 kilometres of navigable waterways makes the city an ideal location for recreational boating and on water activities.