- Thursday 20 December 2018
Welcome to Business News you can use for December 2018
As 2018 comes to a close, take the time to reflect on what has been achieved and what is ahead. The Sunshine Coast Economic Development team are excited about the future and the upcoming opportunities in 2019.From all of the team, we wish you a safe and happy festive season. To hear more about the opportunities in 2019, take a look at this month’s video.
State of our Region - Sunshine Coast has the recipe for success
The Sunshine Coast continues to deliver the right ingredients for a healthy, smart, creative region according to Mayor Mark Jamieson, who delivered his annual State of our Region address earlier this month. Mayor Jamieson said the Sunshine Coast was being positioned as distinct from the rest of South-East Queensland and connected to the world.
Mayor Jamieson said the latest economic data showed the region’s annual employment growth of 5.3% was well ahead of the State’s at 3.6%. Other highlights of the year included the success of the Sunshine Coast Solar Farm, the launching of a 20-year arts plan, record tourism figures and an investment of $7 million to add 405 hectares of environmental land to our conservation estate.
Business confidence remains high on Sunshine Coast
The results are in and business confidence is high! 83% of Sunshine Coast business survey respondents say they expect their business to perform the same or much stronger over the next six months. What a great reflection of the positive business outlook here on the Sunshine Coast.