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Business climate and structure

Adelaide business and growth

  • Adelaide's business ecosystem

    The City of Adelaide helps businesses to connect with local decision makers, to identify funding and support options, and to enable growth in their success.

Business clusters and precincts

  • Adelaide BioMed City

    The centrepiece of South Australia’s health and medical industries is Adelaide BioMed City - one of the largest health precincts in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Defence precincts

    Strong focus on systems development and integration, information communication technology, advanced manufacturing and electronics.

  • Games Plus

    Collaborative workspace for game developers and related specialist technology start-ups.

  • Technology Park Adelaide

    Anchored by global companies such as Codan, Daronmont Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Optus, Saab Australia and Tindo Solar, the park is now home to over 100 companies.

  • Tonsley Innovation District

    Bringing together research, business, government to connect and collaborate.

  • Lot Fourteen Innovation Precinct

    Adelaide’s creation and innovation neighbourhood spans seven hectares and is a mixed-use precinct that combines nature, culture, enterprise and people in a way only Adelaide can.

Priority sectors

  • Department for Trade and Investment - Creative industries

    South Australia’s culture of creativity and innovation is helping to inspire new enterprises and attract leading companies to South Australia.

  • Defence

    South Australia is home to $90 billion worth of Australian defence projects including the $50 billion Future Submarine program and the $35 billion Future Frigates program

  • Energy and mining

    South Australia boasts an abundance of natural assets – including significant deposits of copper, gold, iron ore, graphite and petroleum.

  • Food, wine and agribusiness

    South Australia provides an ideal environment for innovation and investment for international food and beverage companies seeking growth.

  • Health and medical industries

    The centrepiece of South Australia’s health and medical industries is our BioMed City, one of the largest health precincts in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Hi-tech

    With our world-class capabilities in hi-tech, our state is demonstrating pioneering enterprise in automation, defence, photonics and frontier materials.

  • International education

    South Australia’s international education sector plays a critical role in our economy and continues to attract new students, new industries and new investors to our state.

  • Space industries

    Space industries within our state are given a boost by the Australian Space Agency as we grow the state’s space economy.

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