By Bill Hoffman, The Satellite

PLANS to plug the Sunshine Coast directly into an international submarine fibre optic cable could be the answer to resetting the region's economy to embrace Asia.

Sunshine Coast-based GeoNexus hopes to start construction late next year on a project executive director Steve Robinson, who attended Sunshine Coast Business Council forum, said would digitally place the region right next door to major Asian trading centres.

Mr Robinson said he has already held talks with a large global software company looking to relocate.

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