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Invest in Brisbane, Queensland's capital city::

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia, is the growth powerhouse of the Australian economy, outstripping all other major national centres.


Brisbane is the largest of Australia’s six capital cities by geographic area and the third largest in the world, occupying some 1,140 km². As the largest city council in the Asia Pacific, Brisbane City Council manages a budget of over $1.6 billion, with managed assets in excess of $16 billion. Recognised as Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane has a well deserved reputation as Australia’s safest, cleanest and greenest capital city. KPMG’s 2006 Competitive Alternatives Guide, ranked Brisbane as the world’s second most cost competitive location for doing business.


In 2007, the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook report ranked Australia’s economy as the 7th most resilient in the World; following five successive years as 1st. Queensland’s economy is contributing substantially to the national economic health, providing annual growth of 6.8 per cent over the 2006/07 financial year, well above the rest of Australia (2.5 per cent). The state also benefits from high business investment, low unemployment and strong exports. For 18 out of the past 20 years Queensland’s economic growth has exceeded the average economic growth for the rest of Australia.


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