Cairns: Australia's Lifestylepreneur Capital

Written on the 21 June 2017

Cairns is a key economic hub in northern Australia.  The city's proximity and connectedness to all major Australian and Asian cities makes it ideally positioned for doing business nationally and globally.

The city's business community has a strong spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, and Cairns is emerging as fertile ground for new ventures. It has some 13,000 locally-owned businesses and one start-up for every 5300 residents a higher per capita rate than South East Queensland.Cairns regional council

In his recent report for NBN Business, The Cairns lifestylepreneur movement, leading Australian demographer Bernard Salt observed that "Cairns and FNQ have not just a rich heritage of small business activity but a remarkably resilient SME culture as well proudly independent Cairns is doing it better than most."


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