Mayor to promote Sunshine Coast investment opportunities
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson will showcase some of the region’s major investment opportunities and pursue new opportunities to attract smart businesses to the region as part of an upcoming international investment mission.
The three-week investment mission supports commitments in the Regional Economic Development Strategy and is part of Council’s plan to encourage job creating investment in the Sunshine Coast’s seven high-value industries.
Mayor Jamieson will visit the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Israel. He will then join the Council of Mayors South East Queensland delegation at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Daejeon in South Korea to promote the Sunshine Coast in this key market.
“The investment mission is a follow-up visit to the investment missions I undertook in 2015 and 2016, which generated substantial international interest in projects like the Sunshine Coast Airport when we went to market in June last year to secure a commercial partner” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Similarly, the promotion of the Sunshine Coast to over three million households through South Korea’s leading travel and tourism program and the interest we have secured from the John Holland Group in the Maroochydore City Centre can all be traced back to these previous investment missions.
“The Sunshine Coast offers the perfect mix for discerning institutional and commercial property investors as well as the opportunity to be involved at the ground level in some of the most exciting property, infrastructure and business developments in Australia at this time.
“Australia is widely regarded as a safe and stable location for investment and offering good returns, so I am determined to ensure we are at the front of the queue when investors are looking at opportunities in Australia.
“New investment generates new businesses, which in turn offers more enduring employment opportunities for our residents and helps to deliver new facilities and services to meet the needs of our communities.
“At the end of the day, our community is the winner when we attract new investment to our region.”