Industry overview

The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct is supported by more than $5 billion in health, education and transport infrastructure and is designed to encourage collaboration between health facilities and research institutions, foster an entrepreneurial ethos and attract internationally recognised researchers. The $1.7 billion Gold Coast University Hospital opened in 2013 and has become the centre of a major research and innovation hub where patients benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and pioneering medical technology.

The health industry contributes $2.8 billion to the local economy. With 3,076 health care and social assistance enterprises and 30,210 highly skilled workers, it’s the largest employing sector on the Gold Coast. Operating under high Australian standards and locally held intellectual property, local businesses are gaining international recognition and demand for their quality products.

Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

Asia-Pacific’s emerging health and innovation hub, the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct is a unique global business location for high-tech industry development, research collaboration and jobs of the future. The Precinct is home to the $550 million 2018 Commonwealth Games Village, which will remain as a permanent mixed-use residential community with more than 1,200 dwellings.

Investing in a sustainable future

Knowledge-based industry attraction and incubation is critical to the city, region and state’s long-term economic sustainability and will provide a valuable skilled labour pool required to support the development of the city’s knowledge economy. Investment in the sector continues to grow following the success of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the significant financial support recently injected into the Precinct.

Investment Attraction Program

The Investment Attraction Program is designed to assist businesses to invest or set up a business on the Gold Coast. The Program incorporates a suite of services to facilitate investment or business relocation or expansion to the Gold Coast.

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