Business and economic development

Business support

Information and assistance to help businesses start up and expand. More

Industry support

Information and assistance to access leading agencies and industries in the region, providing key resources in economic, tourism, aviation, marine, education and agricultural sectors. More

Data and eUpdates

Economic data, tools and news to help inform business and investment decisions. More

Investors and delegations

The Cairns region offers competitive advantages for investors. More


Information about the Cairns region written in simplified Chinese. More


Cairns is an ideal location for filming, photography, documentaries, television programs and commercials. More

TNQ Innovation Awards

The Tropical North Queensland Innovation Awards recognise and reward progressive businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs from across the region. More

Economic development strategy

One of Council's key goals is to shape a strong, diversified and sustainable regional economy that supports new and existing industry and business activities. More

Upcoming events for business:

ECOenergy forum

Date: Thu 01 Jun 01:00 pm
Location: Hilton Cairns

Cost: Free

A solutions-focussed energy forum to help businesses save. More

Developing Northern Australia Conference

Date: Mon 19 Jun
Location: Pullman Cairns International

Cost: Day registration from $500

A must-attend conference focusing on progress, growth and investment in Northern Australia. More

Government tendering workshop

Date: Fri 07 Jul 08:00 am
Location: Department of State Development Ground Floor, Ports North Building Corner Grafton and Hartley streets, Cairns.

Cost: $50 per person

Learn about tendering for government work and major projects. More

Last updated: 25 May 2017