To accelerate growth, we need more businesses exporting and selling to markets outside of South Australia. Lifting private sector investment from both inside and outside the state is essential for economic growth and to improve business competitiveness.

While the state’s exports are growing in value, we have relatively few businesses exporting, and our share of Australian exports has been declining.

South Australia is well placed to take advantage of the opportunities the growing markets of Asia and other regions offer, but it requires concerted effort from industry and government. Business needs to have the confidence to take risks – on new markets, new products, and new production/delivery methods, and government needs to reduce barriers to investment in the state and to promote South Australia to the world.

Most Competitive City in Australia, 2016 KPMG Competitive Alternatives biennial reportTop 20 easiest economy to do business in out of 190 economies, World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report 2019

Driving growth

The South Australian Government is already at work, together with industry, to drive economic prosperity and support business growth in our state.

In progress