Greater Adelaide is South Australia’s engine room, contributing more than 80% of Gross State Product. The patterns of production and employment are changing, with the services, information and communications technology, and retail and commercial sectors replacing manufacturing as key economic drivers.
There has been substantial growth in new industries such as renewable energy, education and clean technology. There is also enormous potential for our premium food and wine production to grow. To enable this, we need to create conditions that support primary production and related agri-business investment and development.
We need to support and promote defence, science and technology clusters ensuring they are linked by high quality road, rail and telecommunications infrastructure and connect to universities.