The Sunshine Coast economy is one of the largest regional economies in Australia, with a current Gross Regional product of more than A$17 billion (2015–16, AEC Group). The economy is predicted to grow in a strong and sustainable pattern over the next 20 years to reach A$33 billion in 2033, accompanied by an increase in high-value employment, export and household income.
The Sunshine Coast has existing food and agribusiness strengths and is characterised by a diverse range of sectors including horticulture, dairy/specialty dairy production, premium quality seafood, nurseries and hosts innovative value-add products food processing operations.
The Sunshine Coast region is closely located to export infrastructure and Brisbane’s ports and international airport.
The region has a unique and enviable combination of geographical and climatic factors, including rich soils favourable climatic conditions and a clean water supply.