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The world is competing for talent. Individuals with experience, ideas and capital are the definition of a liquid asset; slipping across borders, interstate and into positions of influence with the world's most innovative companies. People are a priority for us and we're enacting a plan to develop South Australia's valuable human resource.
Our Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) sector is the lifeblood of South Australia but, unfortunately, its growth has stalled and innovation seems a stretch. We want to attract and grow business activity with new public companies, family businesses and new micro enterprise in an effort to build sustainable, local employment. New skills must be developed and new economies tapped into.
We are developing access to capital with an aim to attract bright minds and the benefits that naturally follow. The economic and social infrastructure we need to live, trade, learn and grow will rely on Adelaide's ability to attract investment.
The Committee for Adelaide has pledged to work with the Weatherill Government in its delivery on a new State Energy Plan to identify private partners for various projects, investigate alternate funding models and explore ways to create new industries that can be exported globally. “Ideally the electricity system needs to be urgently overhauled at a national level but in the absence of this, we broadly…Read more
The Committee for Adelaide is supporting the State Government’s call to put the national electricity framework on the agenda at the next COAG meeting. “At our recent meetings in Canberra with the Prime Minister and other leading politicians, we stressed that the national electricity market was not working and that a bipartisan, nation-wide approach was needed,” Committee for Adelaide Chief Executive Officer Jodie van Deventer…Read more
While it’s clear this week’s State-wide blackout was due to infrastructure damage caused by a massive storm, the damage to our brand as an investment destination is enormous. Interstate headlines ranged from SA entering the dark ages to being a state in the dark. At a time when Adelaide city centre is undergoing exciting changes with major investments along our Riverbank ranging from the Festival…Read more