Although many economies across the world have slowed recently, Brisbane continues to go from strength to strength.
Over the past decade we have sustained the fastest employment growth of all Australian capital cities, with businesses in the greater Brisbane area employing more than one million people today. With such strong growth, it is no wonder that more and more people are choosing Brisbane as the place to do business.
While the Global Financial Crisis has provided challenges for Brisbane, it has also provided opportunities for businesses to grow and expand. Our businesses are innovative, dynamic, resilient and growing, confirming our status as a new world city.
What industry leaders said about doing business in Brisbane
“The Brisbane economy is the fortunate beneficiary of a robust population growth, business diversity and a public sector that has been attentive to the changing contours of a competitive global landscape. Brisbane’s soaring economy is no accident.”
Andrew Liveris, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman,
The Dow Chemical Company
“The inclusion of international firms in projects such as the consortium led by Acciona, Legacy Way, has provided Brisbane companies with an invaluable opportunity during the year to work with world-leading companies on landmark projects, all in their home city . . . Importantly, such linkages have provided concrete export opportunities for Brisbane companies.”
Tony Schiffmann, Queensland Managing Partner and National Chair,
“I think that there is much synergy and many parallels between Virgin Blue and Brisbane. Both were (are) challenger brands that tend to punch above their weight. Both are really in ‘start up’ mode which drives great loyalty from their followers, which brings me full circle to what I said earlier about the ‘can-do’ attitude you find around town and its resultant productivity.”
Brett Godfrey, founder and former Chief Executive Officer,
Brisbane Economic Annual 2010
to view the Brisbane Economic Annual 2010 and read more about Brisbane’s economy, including: economic indicators, innovation, knowledge, talent, infrastructure, property and investment.
Thirteen industry sectors are being targeted for business matching during the 2011 APCS. A key focus of the Summit is to increase business (development) leads in these industries. For an industry snapshot information sheet, click on the sector listed below:
Industry snapshot information sheets for the following industry sectors will be available shortly:
- mining and resources
- environmental management
- innovative manufacturing
- urban development.