New Study Adelaide Board Chair Sean Keenihan

Study Adelaide will remain focused on delivering positive outcomes for one of the state’s biggest exports – the international education sector under the leadership of newly appointed chair of the Study Adelaide Board, Sean Keenihan. As the South Australian Government’s advisor on China, Mr Keenihan provides strategic advice to the Premier, Ministers, local government and…

Expressions of interest now open for 2018 international business mission program

Following the success of the 2017 State Government-led program of business missions, a record 11 international business missions to 19 countries will be undertaken in 2018, including three visits to China to further strengthen South Australia’s relationship with our leading trading partner. Released today by Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith, the targeted international engagement…

Small business success drives South Australia’s new economy

South Australia’s transition to a new economy is accelerating backed by the success of its $35 billion small business sector and one of the nation’s best trend unemployment rates of 5.6 per cent. Releasing the 2017 Annual Small Business Statement and announcing the new Excellence in Business Fund at a 400-strong industry breakfast this morning, Small Business…

Winner Announced for Patrol Vessels

The Australian Government today announced Lurssen of Germany as the successful designer for the $3.6 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel program (OPV).    In congratulating Lurssen on the project win, Defence and Space Industries Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith said the project was likely to create around 400 local jobs, plus additional 400 supply chain opportunities for South…

Small business front and centre

Today’s opening of a new small business shopfront in the CBD is part of the State Government’scommitment to back the sector, help it grow and create more jobs. The new Small Business Centre was opened this afternoon at 99 Gawler Place, by Minister for Small Business Martin Hamilton-Smith and Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis. Housing the new…

Biggest Meet the Buyer event opens the door for local SMEs looking to grow jobs

Details of key State Government building and construction projects will be presented to 460 South Australian business taking part in today’s largest ever Meet the Buyer event. Industry participation in government contracting is now a critical consideration for all areas of State Government expenditure focusing on local jobs and local supply input.  This morning’s exhibition-style…

Jobs growth no shock from new partnership

New advanced manufacturing jobs and export opportunities will flow from a new partnership between South Australian suspension maker, Supashock and an Indian automotive manufacturer. Today the companies will sign an agreement at the Taj Mahal Hotel, in Mumbai, to strengthen collaboration as Supashock develops vehicle suspension for an Indian army vehicle manufacturer.    Under the…