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Gold Coast Skills Needs

Priority 1: Economic Diversity and Investment Attraction

Attract new industries and provide an environment for innovation and investment to diversify the economic base of the region.

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Experience in a leadership role in an economic development, business attraction or industry facilitation environment.
  • Ability to influence regional stakeholders.
  • Broad industry knowledge and awareness of regional economic drivers.
  • Understanding of state and national government employment and business policies, priorities and initiatives.

Priority 2: Workforce and Digital Economy

Support emerging industry, business and technologies to provide future employment and drive economic growth in the region.

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Experience working with startup enterprises, business mentoring or entrepreneurship.
  • Understanding of the digital economic or ICT environment.
  • Ability to provide thought leadership in workforce priority areas.
  • Background in an education training or workforce environment.

Priority 3: City Connectivity

Improve the business and social connectivity within the region and to other regions.

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Advocacy or lobbying ability at a local national and international level.
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and develop business and social networks.

Geography

Is geographic representation important to achieve the RDA committee's priorities?

  • No.