Historic day for Sunshine Coast economy

Historic day for Sunshine Coast economy

It’s been a history making day for the Sunshine Coast with its first truly regional economic development strategy launched in Maroochydore.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the collaboration between council, business and industry leaders, and the community to develop the new regional economic development strategy will deliver a new economy which is more prosperous, resilient and productive.

“The Sunshine Economic Development Strategy 2013-2033 is about taking significant strides in a new direction today, to provide for a better tomorrow,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“It will create the right conditions to attract new investment, increase career options for our children, raise average incomes and help our community prosper.

“The 20-year outlook outlines a new approach to make us more competitive, demand-driven and responsive to national and global markets.

“The new economy supports our traditional pillars – like tourism, retail and construction – but also seeks to capitalise on new opportunities emerging from our game changing projects; the Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital, the Sunshine Coast Airport expansion, the development of the Maroochydore City Centre, expansion of the University of the Sunshine Coast, and widening of the Bruce Highway from Caboolture.”

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