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Brisbane is the ideal environment for investment, development and business confidence. With a positive and optimistic outlook driven by proven and forecast economic growth, strong population growth and projections, high levels of investment in infrastructure projects, exceptional industry strengths, a stable political environment and a progressive and supportive business environment, Brisbane’s vision for the future is ambitious – but well within reach.

With a thriving $171 billion economy that’s anticipated to grow to $217 billion by 2031, $15 billion worth of major infrastructure projects in the pipeline and the largest city council in Australia committed to creating new and innovative jobs and opportunities, cranes are set to dominate Brisbane’s skyline for years to come – and that’s great for investors and businesses of all stages and sizes looking to make their mark and grow.

ECONOMY

With a business-friendly environment, faster access to Asia, sustained growth in the resources, construction and professional services sectors, and a well-deserved reputation for innovation, Brisbane’s thriving $171 billion economy is anticipated to grow to $217 billion by 2031.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Brisbane is a city on the move, with airport capacity on par with Hong Kong and Singapore; Australia’s largest capital city port; and a $15 billion infrastructure pipeline that includes the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf integrated resort and casino project and the $944 million high-frequency Brisbane Metro service.

TALENT AND SKILLS

Brisbane is an Asia-Pacific talent hub. With world-class educational institutions, a soaring start-up sector and global innovators like Boeing calling Brisbane home, it’s no surprise Brisbane has a productivity rate nearly triple the national average.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Brisbane has a resident population of 1.2 million people, a figure expected to grow to 1.5 million people by 2041 as Brisbane adds 250,000 residents over the next two decades. Brisbane has a labour force of more than 729,000 people, and more than 131,000 registered businesses.

GEOGRAPHY

Brisbane is conveniently positioned to operate across three time zones because of its location on the east coast of Australia. As the closest eastern seaboard capital city to Asia, with a world-class airport and container port, Brisbane offers unparalleled shipping and transport opportunities.

LIVEABILITY

Brisbane’s vibrant outdoor lifestyle is the envy of most cities, with a subtropical climate and a vast network of parklands and pathways ripe for walking and cycling. With more affordable housing and shorter commutes, Brisbane is the city most Australians are moving to.

Brisbane Sectors

Business Opportunities

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.

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.

Small business is big business in Brisbane, where local businesses at every level of growth are supported and provided with the resources they need to succeed.

Learn More

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.

Home to world-class infrastructure, facilities and educational institutions, as well as a talent pool of the biggest thinkers and the brightest minds, Brisbane offers phenomenal opportunities for investment and growth.