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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 welcomed a number of initiatives in the State Budget designed to attract, grow and retain businesses but says the focus also needs to be on growing South Australia’s population to drive the economy. “Payroll tax cuts, the Future Jobs Fund and extra funding for the Investment Attraction agency are all designed to turn our high unemployment rate around and we…Read more
What works for the eastern states doesn’t always work for South Australia and that appears to be the case with the Federal Government’s decision to make it harder for skilled migrants to come to Australia. While Sydney and Melbourne are bursting at the seams causing major infrastructure headaches, South Australia’s population has gone backwards in some regional areas and is growing at a glacial pace…Read more
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