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Business and investment support

The City of Gold Coast has a range of business support and investment incentives available to eligible businesses from outside the city who are looking to invest or establish an office within Southport.

A CBD Project Team has been established to facilitate development and connect you with appropriate support.

Financial Assistance

Under the City of Gold Coast’s Investment Attraction Program, businesses may be eligible for a range of financial incentives.

Itinerary and Business Case Development

We have a strong understanding of the Gold Coast, specifically within the CBD.  We can provide a tailored itinerary for you to further investigate business and investment opportunities.

We are also equipped to provide you with a tailored business case package, including the latest research and comparative data.


The saying ‘it’s not what you know, but who you know’ certainly has relevance in today’s business environment.

We would be pleased to facilitate introductions with our local industry networks, suppliers, service providers and supply chain contacts.

Site selection

With our knowledge of the local property market and relationships with local agents we are able to assist with potential site selection.

We are equipped to facilitate site visits that allow you to explore retail, commercial, co-working and services office opportunities within the CBD.

We are also able to provide advice on city planning and the latest developments.

Workforce Development

With three world class universities – Griffith University, Bond University and Southern Cross University – and a diverse mix of technical and training colleges, the Gold Coast gives businesses access to a highly qualified workforce.

We can connect you with some of the city’s leading education and training providers.

Contact us

For further information on business and investment support, contact the CBD Office.

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