Sunshine Coast now a known name in greater China
  • Wednesday 24 April 2013

China now knows much more about the Sunshine Coast than it did 10 days ago.

Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson arrived back on the Coast late yesterday after a whirlwind investment mission to four major Chinese cities including the capital Beijing.

The mission has spread the word about the Coast’s major investment projects including Maroochydore CBD and Sunshine Coast Airport’s new runway, as well as exploring export opportunities.

Delegates from 10 Sunshine Coast businesses and educational institutions also accompanied the Mayor on the Xiamen leg of the mission.

“On the basis of getting recognition for the Sunshine Coast, this mission has proved extremely successful,” the mayor said.

“We have made presentations and held workshops for literally hundreds of Chinese business leaders and potential investors – and the feedback has been very positive.

“Of course, we have to keep perspective on expectations, as such economic wheels do not turn quickly, however I am very happy, both for council and our delegates who accompanied me, at how well we were received.”