The South Australian Government has been in deep discussions with industry to identify areas of growth and how government can assist in unlocking and accelerating business expansion and job creation. The government's role is to foster sector wide growth by establishing and maintaining a competitive business environment.

To achieve three percent annual growth, a range of the state’s industries will need to grow very significantly beyond their current trajectory.

Initially, nine priority sectors have been identified as focus areas because of their strong potential to meet increasing interstate and global demand, attract investors and leverage comparative advantages.

Businesses, researchers and other influencers across these sectors are sharing their ideas and thoughts on how to best ensure the growth of our state, resulting in the development of an industry-led strategy for each of the nine sectors: Defence industry; Space industry; Hi-Tech; Food, wine and agribusiness; International education; Tourism; Energy and mining; Health and medical industries and Creative industries.

As these strategies evolve, the government will continue to listen and commit to policies, programs and projects collectively designed to lift the state’s competitiveness and attract investment.

Learn more about the key areas for growth: Trade and investment; Skills and innovation; Infrastructure; Land, water and environment.

Growth State led by industry - Watch

Carefully designed to leverage South Australia’s competitive advantages, Growth State is a work plan to promote industry growth by responding to the needs of business and industries. View how industry sector plans feed into the government’s commitments.