Press Release from the Commonwealth Games Federation:
– Approximately 82 percent of Games-wide contracts, worth nearly $1.7 billion, were awarded to Queensland businesses.
– Growth in trade and investment is estimated to be worth $840 million largely driven by the opportunities identified through the Trade 2018 program.
– 20,000 pieces of sports equipment gifted to schools, councils, sporting organisations and communities across Queensland.
– Festival 2018, the arts and culture program, was the largest arts and culture event ever hosted in Queensland attracting more than 1.1 million attendances.
– The GC2018 RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) delivered an increase in procurement opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, generating more than $14 million in contracts and revenue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.
– The Games are estimated to support more than 21 000 jobs on a yearly full-time equivalent basis (FTEY) over the nine-year period before, during and after the Games.
– About 1.3 million visitors will be attracted to Queensland as a result of Games, including 448 000 over the four years post-Games. These visitors are predicted to generate $1.1 billion in expenditure over the nine-year period, including more than $450 million in the four years post-Games.
– Queensland and the Gold Coast continue to attract an increasing number of major national and international events with its reputation as a world-class events destination.