Economy - Choose Brisbane



A safe and sure investment

Dun & Bradstreet Global Risk Indicator rates Australia as one of the safest countries in the world for investment. The continued internationalisation of the Brisbane economy, combined with a local pool of talent and a collaborative business culture, provides a strong, competitive environment for Brisbane’s economy to continue to outperform its neighbours. Brisbane’s progressive and far-sighted business and economic environment gives investors more confidence in their quest to optimise investment return. (Source: Dun & Bradstreet, Insight - Issue 2, 2014).

Strong, growing local economy

Brisbane is Queensland’s economic engine room – a growth city with a strong history of economic performance and significant infrastructure investment. Greater Brisbane’s economy has rapidly expanded to be worth $135 billion, representing 47.1 per cent of Queensland’s economic output in 2012-13 (Source: Brisbane City Council economic fact sheet, Q2 2014). The economy is predicted to grow to be worth more than $217 billion by 2031 (Source: Brisbane City Council, Economic Development Plan 2012-2031).

Future prospects

Australia has some of the best economic prospects in the developed world. With continued strong demand for its natural resources from emerging Asia, Australia is in an enviable position. Queensland is perfectly positioned to capitalise on this and consequently the Queensland economy is expected to grow 6 per cent in 2015-16 (Source: Queensland Treasury and Trade, State Budget 2013-14 Mid-Year Fiscal and Economic Review).