Redland City has enjoyed sustained business growth for much of the last decade. To build on this growth, Council is looking to build strong partnerships with the business community.
Council’s Open for Business approach already successfully encourages investment, capacity building and reduced barriers to new and growing business.
Out of this approach, Council has now adopted the Economic Development Framework 2014–2041 to chart a course for the city over 25 years.
The Framework—‘the business community’s business plan’
The Economic Development Framework sets out a clear direction for business growth and job generation over the next quarter century.
The key to its success will be collaboration by business and industry representatives to develop eight key economic sectors through action plans designed by the business leaders.
The framework’s focus is developing these key industry sectors so they can provide sustainable economic growth through:
- increased employment opportunities
- workforce training and skills development
- infrastructure development
- investment attraction
- an overall increase in the region’s economic capacity.
The framework will encourage business investment, industry value-adding and opportunities for regional exports through strong partnerships to help achieve a target of 30,000–40,000 extra jobs.