Investment mission hits its mark
Meetings with more than 50 organisations in five countries have laid the groundwork to attract more international investment in the Sunshine Coast, boosting the local economy and creating more jobs for locals.
Mayor Mark Jamieson is reaching the end of his International Investment Mission which has included presentations in England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Israel and South Korea.
Mayor Jamieson said the mission showed there was a healthy appetite for corporate investment on the Sunshine Coast and strong interest in our region thanks to our game-changing projects, such as the new Maroochydore CBD and the Sunshine Coast Airport expansion.
“The standout feature of our discussions was the enthusiasm for what the Sunshine Coast has, and is, undertaking and surprise at the size, variety and innovation of our projects,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Our region is attractive to investors, especially to those in the fields of infrastructure and green energy including waste-to-energy, and there was overwhelming feedback that we have a well thought out, strategic plan to grow and strengthen our economy, increase household incomes, attract investment and improve the liveability of our region.”
Mayor Jamieson said a number of follow-up meetings had already been locked in as a direct result of the mission.
“There is no doubt it has been highly productive and we will continue our dialogue with investment firms and leaders in the start-up industry,” he said.
“Invitations have been extended to a number of international organisations to include Sunshine Coast on their itinerary during their next visit to Australia and we expect to see many of them here over the next six months.