Growing and expanding in Brisbane - Choose Brisbane


Growing and expanding in Brisbane

A modern city with a thriving economy, Brisbane is the place where opportunity and lifestyle go hand-in-hand. Fuelled by positivity and the justified confidence that anything is possible, Brisbane is one of Australia’s most progressive, collaborative and business-friendly cities.

With a wave of new infrastructure, less red tape and clear blue skies all year round, Brisbane offers the perfect climate for businesses of all sizes and stages to innovate and grow.



With high levels of growth in infrastructure and assets development, Brisbane’s $180 billion economy continues to go from strength-to-strength, and is projected to grow to $239 billion by 2041. Brisbane’s city council, the largest in Australia, is committed to creating new and innovative jobs for the bright minds and skilled workers that are coming here in droves, with 3.4 million residents expected to call the city home by 2041. 


With the same airport capacity as Singapore and Hong Kong; Australia’s largest capital city port; and $15 billion of new infrastructure projects underway, including a new high-frequency metro service by 2023, the climate is right for success in Brisbane. 


All aboard. With a $15 billion infrastructure pipeline, a $3.8 billion airport expansion, and a South East Queensland population that’s expected to grow by 31 per cent over the next 20 years, Brisbane’s economy is predicted to surge by 2031. 


With world-class facilities, globally renowned education institutions and an enviable lifestyle, it’s no surprise that Brisbane attracts and cultivates the world’s brightest minds. With a productivity rate nearly triple the national average, Brisbanites are working together to solve the world’s big issues. 


Known for its supportive and cost-competitive business environment, Brisbane is a city where collaboration is a part of who we are. It’s also the only city in Australia with an integrated economic development board, bringing optimistic and innovative locals together to do their best work. 


Brisbane is home to some of the best cancer and medical research institutes in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as pioneers on the cutting edge of scientific and technical research. It’s the city where the biggest thinkers and the brightest minds come together with highly connected entrepreneurs to make things happen. 


Brisbane is a safe, secure and family-friendly city that puts lifestyle first. Come to do business and stay for the warm and welcoming atmosphere, shorter commutes and affordable housing. With a vast network of more than 2100 parks across the city, an unrivalled alfresco culture, and easy access to glorious rainforests, mountain peaks and islands, Brisbane embodies the best of Australia.

Our programs

The Future Food Initiative delivers a series of intensive programs, workshops, and market interface opportunities designed to nurture and support our local talent.

Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s Property Technology (PropTech) Initiative has been established to support Brisbane’s technology cluster associated with the property and construction industry.

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Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s team provides support to new and established businesses in Brisbane, plus full market entry and expansion strategies to potential investors.

Access our range of helpful resources to help you establish, grow or innovate in your business in Brisbane.

Brisbane offers incredible opportunities for investment, with sustained economic growth, direct access to the world’s fastest-growing markets and a wave of major infrastructure projects powering the city’s positive outlook.