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.


Opportunity Brisbane

Discover why so many forward-thinking companies choose Brisbane for investment. Explore inner city and local business area opportunities.

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.

International business

Council’s international business programs aim to improve the economic benefits and opportunities for Brisbane-based businesses. Find out about opportunities to expand to international markets in Council’s Sister Cities.

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.