Draft Economic Development Strategy 2013 - 2023

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Inspired by lifestyle. Driven by opportunity.

In consultation with business and industry, Council's Economic Development team have developed the Draft Strategy. Council invites you to give your comments and feedback on this Draft Strategy.

The Draft Strategy aims to improve our $23 billion regional economy over the next 10 years by focusing on doubling our exports, creating more jobs, improving business confidence, further diversifying our economy, improving our standard of living and creating a more productive workforce.

The Draft Strategy has six key themes:

  • innovation - fostering innovation and entrepreneurial activity
  • cultural - building a thriving cultural economy by growing our creative industries
  • infrastructure - increasing tourism infrastructure
  • competitive business - reducing regulation and red tape
  • workforce - increasing study and training in the city; and
  • international - getting recognition as a world class business destination.

You can participate and have your say by:

Consultation runs from Thursday 8 August - Friday 23 August, 2013. We encourage you to participate in the formal online discussion and then to complete the survey.

Inspired by lifestyle. Driven by opportunity.

In consultation with business and industry, Council's Economic Development team have developed the Draft Strategy. Council invites you to give your comments and feedback on this Draft Strategy.

The Draft Strategy aims to improve our $23 billion regional economy over the next 10 years by focusing on doubling our exports, creating more jobs, improving business confidence, further diversifying our economy, improving our standard of living and creating a more productive workforce.

The Draft Strategy has six key themes:

  • innovation - fostering innovation and entrepreneurial activity
  • cultural - building a thriving cultural economy by growing our creative industries
  • infrastructure - increasing tourism infrastructure
  • competitive business - reducing regulation and red tape
  • workforce - increasing study and training in the city; and
  • international - getting recognition as a world class business destination.

You can participate and have your say by:

Consultation runs from Thursday 8 August - Friday 23 August, 2013. We encourage you to participate in the formal online discussion and then to complete the survey.

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    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct – globally competitive precinct driving knowledge, innovation and commercialisation
    • Open Data Access Project – facilitate and accelerate access to data to build the IT and software development industry globally
    • Citywide Innovation & Commercialisation Network – create a connected network of entrepreneurs to commercialise innovative ideas and generate successful start up companies

    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct – globally competitive precinct driving knowledge, innovation and commercialisation
    • Open Data Access Project – facilitate and accelerate access to data to build the IT and software development industry globally
    • Citywide Innovation & Commercialisation Network – create a connected network of entrepreneurs to commercialise innovative ideas and generate successful start up companies
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    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • Cultural Precinct - to position the Gold Coast as a leading cultural city
    • Cultural Capital & Skill Creation – build local creative talent to support a thriving and globally competitive industry sector within the city
    • Creative Industries Capacity Building Project – support and grow our emerging creative enterprises and industries

    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • Cultural Precinct - to position the Gold Coast as a leading cultural city
    • Cultural Capital & Skill Creation – build local creative talent to support a thriving and globally competitive industry sector within the city
    • Creative Industries Capacity Building Project – support and grow our emerging creative enterprises and industries
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    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • Priority Precinct Projects – identify and drive the development of a connected city to maximise the economic benefits from a CBD, increased density and business clustering
    • Tourism Infrastructure Development - identify and deliver projects to maximise economic outcomes and the city’s reputation as a world class tourist destination
    • Active Digital City Project – engage business and residents to embrace digital and communication technology for better economic outcomes

    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • Priority Precinct Projects – identify and drive the development of a connected city to maximise the economic benefits from a CBD, increased density and business clustering
    • Tourism Infrastructure Development - identify and deliver projects to maximise economic outcomes and the city’s reputation as a world class tourist destination
    • Active Digital City Project – engage business and residents to embrace digital and communication technology for better economic outcomes
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    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • Open for Business - program to support business growth, retention and attraction by actively seeking to continually reduce regulation and red tape
    • Growth & Trade Program - to support new and emerging exporters to access and further develop export markets
    • Business Productivity & Efficiency Program - to create a cohesive business environment by providing support to businesses and industries to support future growth

    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • Open for Business - program to support business growth, retention and attraction by actively seeking to continually reduce regulation and red tape
    • Growth & Trade Program - to support new and emerging exporters to access and further develop export markets
    • Business Productivity & Efficiency Program - to create a cohesive business environment by providing support to businesses and industries to support future growth
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    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • Building Human Capital & Talent Attraction Program - to create a workforce with the right mix of skills to work within a globally competitive, knowledge-based economy
    • STEAM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths) - develop local skills and raising higher education aspirations to meet the demand of related industry and business within the city
    • Bridging Business & Universities Program – establish and grow partnership programs between the city’s universities and local business

    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • Building Human Capital & Talent Attraction Program - to create a workforce with the right mix of skills to work within a globally competitive, knowledge-based economy
    • STEAM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths) - develop local skills and raising higher education aspirations to meet the demand of related industry and business within the city
    • Bridging Business & Universities Program – establish and grow partnership programs between the city’s universities and local business
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    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • City Reputation & Promotion – raise the city’s profile as an emerging key location for trade and investment
    • Export & Trade Development – leverage international partnerships, networks and Sister City relationships within priority trade markets
    • Business & Investment & Attraction program – grow international partnerships to promote our competitive advantage and drive inward investment into the city

    The following signature projects are proposed to help deliver this theme:

    • City Reputation & Promotion – raise the city’s profile as an emerging key location for trade and investment
    • Export & Trade Development – leverage international partnerships, networks and Sister City relationships within priority trade markets
    • Business & Investment & Attraction program – grow international partnerships to promote our competitive advantage and drive inward investment into the city
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