A sophisticated international modern economy, cultural diversity, and world-class industry capabilities support Brisbane’s growing reputation as a global investment destination – Australia’s New World City. Key growth industries in Brisbane are business services, construction, education, finance, government, health, manufacturing, mining, retail, and transport.

Brisbane is the centre of entrepreneurial activity in Queensland with world leading incubators and accelerators, access to talent and specialised co-working spaces including apps and mobile, creative services and B2B.

Brisbane is also home to the newly opened Startup Precinct, in the newly renovated historic TC Beirne building in Fortitude Valley. The Startup Precinct is home to entrepreneurs, investors, private industry and government agencies to encourage collaboration as well as co-working space, meeting and event space and the new Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur.


Key regional strengths include:

  • Clean technologies
  • Digital industries
  • Food and beverage
  • Infrastructure, property and construction
  • Innovative manufacturing
  • Life sciences
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Mining technology and services


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