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For Business

Within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield there is a strong employment base currently sustaining over 70,286 jobs across more than 8,400 businesses.

We constantly work to reaffirm and significantly increase employment opportunities in our city by creating a flourishing, competitive and sustainable business and tourism environment that adds value to our community. The City of Port Adelaide Enfield City Plan includes a specific focus on the economy that will see it continue to develop opportunities for economic diversification and support and recognise business initiatives that create local employment..

Our region is at the heart of South Australia’s shipbuilding precinct which will see contracts in excess of $85 billion negotiated and driving shipbuilding related jobs into the region. These contracts will see the creation of up to 5,200 direct jobs and significant flow on jobs in the supply chain.

We seek to ensure that strong and effective linkages exist between the community, education and training providers and local employers. If you are thinking of bringing your business to our City, or commencing a new enterprise, then speak to one of our Economic Development team members.

Our Economic Development team will be able to provide you with relevant statistics and data to help with your business planning.

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is also a key stakeholder in the Adelaide Business Hub. The Adelaide Business Hub provides: one on one business consulting support, nationally accredited business training targeting small business, and the Todd Street Business Incubator and a Co-Working Hub that provides affordable communal business space serviced by wifi, professional facilities and mentoring support.

We provide assistance for businesses to attract State and Federal Grant funds, so when the time comes to expand your business, chat with us to see what is available and how we can assist you to make the most out of your application.


The City of Port Adelaide Enfield's economic profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths. The information presented here is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia's leading economic modellers, NIEIR.

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Disability Access Grants

A grant program is available to assist local small businesses to improve access to their building by people who have a disability. With many older and heritage buildings within the Port Adelaide Commercial precinct, this Grant has been established to encourage repurposing of older building to preserve history, whilst encouraging new economic activity.

Business Grants - Disability Access Guidelines(PDF, 318.72 KB)

If you need to talk to someone about your grant application please contact Phil Stump Council's Economic Development Officer on (08) 8405 6748 or by email at