GOLD COAST'S TOP COMPANIES REVEALED
Written on the 8 April 2010
IT'S a V-shaped recovery for the Australian economy but how will the Gold Coast’s top companies contribute? Listed players such as Billabong and miner CuDeco have been the riders of the storm. But as others go under, opportunities also abound for new companies to emerge.
In the private sector, the manufacturers are leading the charge, taking the ball up where property players once dominated. A number of private companies in the manufacturing sector have demonstrated strong growth along the corridor between the Gold Coast and Brisbane. VIP Petfoods, OzKleen and Digga Australia are all strong exporters that have built their brands via smart acquisition strategies and savvy marketing.
Forecasters tell us the economy is on the threshold of a major cyclical upswing. Growth will presumably pick up speed over the next two years and build into a boom later this decade, driven by rolling investment cycles.
It’s cyclical but cycles can take a long time to come back around.
“A lot of companies have taken a knock but bounced back and it’s that resilience and entrepreneurial spirit that makes the Gold Coast what it is,” says Standen.