Growing Brisbane's economy

Many forward-thinking companies choose to invest in Brisbane as there are hubs for key innovative industries. Find out Brisbane’s key economic facts, Council’s plan for Brisbane as Australia’s New World City and how Council offers support and opportunities for multicultural and international businesses. 

Brisbane's key economic facts

Brisbane City Council regularly collects information on Brisbane’s economic performance including key statistics and research. Each quarter, Council compiles this information into the Brisbane Economic Snapshot and Key Facts.


Brisbane's Economic Development Plan

Council works with Brisbane Marketing, to implement various plans, including the Brisbane Economic Development Plan 2031, the Brisbane Long Term Infrastructure Plan and the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan.

Local Business Partnership Initiative

Council will collaborate with local business owners and operators to identify opportunities that will improve investment and create sustainable local economies. Council will collaborate with local businesses through a process of online surveys and ongoing consultation sessions.


Multicultural Business

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Round Table identifies and facilitates opportunities for business and economic development in Brisbane's multicultural community.

International Business

Council’s international business programs aim to improve the economic benefits and opportunities for Brisbane-based businesses by building sister city relationships throughout the Asia Pacific and Middle East, networking to build and strengthen trade connections with international markets, attracting foreign investment, co-ordinating inbound international delegation and business missions to overseas markets.

Invest in Brisbane

Find out the benefits of investing in Brisbane, including our rankings and information on Brisbane's Inner City and the key investment locations. 

Innovative Business

Find out about Digital Brisbane, innovative businesses in Brisbane in aviation, creative industries, food and agribusiness and resources/energy, and how Council encourages innovation.


Youth Employability Program

The Youth Employability Program is one of the way’s Council is ensuring that the city attracts and retains skilled workers. This year the program features five genYOU Inspire events for Brisbane-based 17-25 year olds to help develop employment skills.