Brisbane's Economic Development Plan
In 2012, Brisbane City Council launched Brisbane’s Economic Development Plan 2031 to ensure Brisbane is prepared for future growth in the city’s economy and infrastructure. The plan won the 2012 Strategic Planning Regional Category of the Economic Development Australia Awards.
Council continues to work together with its Economic Development Board, Brisbane Economic Development Agency, to deliver on this award-winning plan to strengthen Brisbane’s economy to secure long term success and economic prosperity.
Delivering the Key Priorities
Council is delivering the five key priorities of Brisbane’s Economic Development Plan 2031.
Building Brisbane’s Global Reputation to strengthen Brisbane’s profile as a tourism and investment destination
- Asia-Pacific Cities Summit and Mayor’s Forum held biennially to encourage connection and collaboration with key influencers of cities
- Opportunity Brisbane showcasing Brisbane as a city of choice for doing business in the Asia Pacific Region
- Benchmarking Brisbane report highlighting Brisbane’s performance across a range of indicators
Growing a Productive Economy to nurture local business growth and attract new business
- Helping businesses in suburban retail strips come together to enhance the customer appeal of precincts using the Local Retail and Activation Toolkit
- Suburban Business Hub in Nundah providing workshops, networking and a bookable space for use by Brisbane businesses
- Council as purchaser is committed to buying more from local businesses.
Attracting Talent and Connecting Globally to offer diverse and growing employment opportunities
- Expanding opportunities for domestic students with multicultural backgrounds and international students from our Sister cities through the International Internship Program
- Lord Mayor’s International Business Forums providing insights on how to expand business operations globally
- Working with local and international agencies and organisations to leverage our sister city relationships with Brisbane Sister Cities
Enriching Brisbane’s Lifestyle to create more to see and do
- River Access Network increasing commercial, recreation and tourism opportunities focusing on the Brisbane River
- Brisbane Greeters program offers free orientation tours to tourists and visitors, available in over 13 languages
- Outdoor Gallery transforming Brisbane’s laneways and city streets into engaging spaces.
Leading and Engaging to deliver on the economic priorities for Brisbane
- Brisbane Business Hotline established in 2012 to provide a dedicated 24 hour a day, seven day a week phone channel to support business in Brisbane
- Lord Mayor’s Business Awards recognising leadership and showcasing the achievements of business in Brisbane
- Business in Brisbane Business Newsletter giving small businesses and entrepreneurial residents practical tips to grow their business.
Download Economic Plan documents
To find out more about Brisbane's Economic Development Plan 2031, download: