The Sunshine Coast boasts one of Australia’s leading regional economies, having almost doubled its Gross Regional Product during the last decade to over AUD$16 billion (2014–15, AEC Group).

Significant capital investment is underway and the region has established strong investment and business connections, with growing interest from the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, and increasing domestic and global demand for its products and services.

On the Rise and Rise


Economic Growth

The Sunshine Coast has a Gross Regional Product of over AUD$16 billion and is now one of the largest regional economies in Queensland1.


Population Growth

The Sunshine Coast’s population is expected to grow to more than 470,000 by 2036.


Business Confidence

The Sunshine Coast has the highest levels of business confidence, profitability and total sales and revenue of any region in Queensland7.


Tourism Expenditure and Visitation

Well-recognised as a leading tourism destination, and one of the fastest-growing port destinations in Australia.

Australia’s Most Compelling Growth Story

“The growth metrics of the region are all coming together at this time and it’s all in the planning. There’s a decade of planning gone into getting to this point and now the Sunshine Coast is realising these opportunities creatively.”

– SunCentral Maroochydore CEO John Knaggs

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Smarter Business

Lower operating and business costs, along with government incentives and assistance, are just a few reasons why Maroochydore is a highly cost-effective place to operate.

Lower Business Costs

Operating Costs

Government Incentives & Assistance