Economic development

Brisbane City Council’s Economic Development program enhances Brisbane’s capacity to support long-term economic growth. It coordinates and implements projects to attract investment and jobs, promote business expansion in Brisbane and build Brisbane's international reputation as a place to visit, study, work and do business.


G20 Leaders' Summit

Brisbane is hosting the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders' Summit on 15-16 November 2014. This event is the principal forum for international economic cooperation and decision making, with leaders from the world's most influential economies gathering in our city.

Doing Business in Brisbane

Council is supporting Brisbane's economic development through efficient service delivery to the city's businesses. Find all the information you will need to set up and operate a business in Brisbane, apply and view current and awarded tenders and business opportunities. You can also find out about Council's Business Forums and watch videos of previous speakers.
Ariel view of Woolloongabba and City.

Brisbane community profiles

Download detailed demographic, social and economic information for all areas of Brisbane. Generate three new profile reports - resident, work force and time series.

Economic Development Program

Download the Brisbane Economic Development Plan 2012-2031, key economic facts and the Lord Mayor's Brisbane Economic Snapshots.
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International Relations Program

Brisbane - Australia's new world city develops strategic international alliances and partnerships. You can also read about the Asia Pacific Cities Summit.

Lord Mayor's Multicultural Round Table

Read about the Lord Mayor's Multicultural Round Table.
Lord Mayor's Business Award winners 2012

Lord Mayor's Business Awards

The Lord Mayor's Business Awards acknowledge the contribution of businesses and individuals to Brisbane's economy and our profile as a centre of innovation and enterprise.

Brisbane's key economic facts

Find up-to-date information about Brisbane's economy, including population, employment numbers, export figures and more.

Digital Brisbane Hub

Digital Brisbane is a hub to seed and nurture a thriving digital economy in Brisbane, identifying profitable business opportunities and helping to create a better lifestyle for locals.

Open Data

The aim of the Open Data initiative is to provide an easy way to find, access and reuse Council's public datasets. Find out about the Datastore Website and hack::Brisbane.

Hotel investment in Brisbane

Brisbane continues to grow as the destination of choice for many businesses and tourists. Find out how hotels play a vital role in this growth and read the guide to hotel investment in Brisbane.

Moreton Bay and Islands Tourism Awards

Congratulations to all winners of the Moreton Bay and Islands Tourism Awards. Award winners were announced on 19 July 2013 at a gala presentation evening, recognising excellence in tourism service delivery across the local government areas of Brisbane City Council, Redland City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council.