Cities are known for the trade that shaped their past, and for the commerce that fuels their future. Adelaide is one of the world’s great small cities. We’re a centre for high quality tertiary education, invention and collaboration. Extraordinary businesses start here, and often go on to grow somewhere else. We’re a skilled incubator that’s yet to fully harness the value of what we’re good at. So how do we grow what we have, and attract more to join us?
In this paper, we explore the different businesses that make us what we are; publicly listed companies headquartered here, family businesses that trade globally, and micro enterprise where value and growth are often hidden from view.