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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.
IS Adelaide slowly shaking off its big country town mentality and starting to believe that, as a mid-sized global city, we have enormous potential in the new economy? Visiting Thinker in Residence Allyson Hewitt, a social entrepreneur expert from Toronto, is starting to think so. She says she has noticed a change in Adelaide since her first visit earlier this year; a sense of optimism…Read more
Three new people have joined our Board, ensuring gender balance and the diversity needed to achieve real changes for Adelaide. New Chair James Blackburn has welcomed the new Board members and paid tribute to retiring member David Paterson, founder of Social Capital and Industry Professor of the University of South Australia. New member Stephenie de Nichilo is the Head of Safety and Security of Santos.…Read more
James Blackburn, a partner with PwC in Adelaide and former Melburnian, has been elected the New Chair of the Committee for Adelaide. Taking over the reins from inaugural and outgoing Chair Colin Goodall, who has held the position since the Committee’s inception four years ago, James said he was excited about the city’s future and the Committee for Adelaide’s role in shaping it. “As a…Read more