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Growing Your Business

Operating a business within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield means that you are operating alongside some of the world’s biggest and most innovative businesses.

Many of the more than 8100 businesses based in our City operate on a national and global level.

With significant growth in the Defence sector and multigenerational submarine and surface shipbuilding contracts as well as urban redevelopments at Port Adelaide and across the Council region, the Council area is poised for a substantial phase of growth – making it a place suitable for new businesses and those looking at expanding.

Council has its Economic Development Strategy 2020, which provides the framework for economic growth in the region. At the heart of this strategy is making Council business friendly and creating the right environment for business to grow.

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is also signed up to the South Australian Small Business Commissioners – Small Business Friendly Council Initiative – This Charter Agreement is to work with, and support small business.

The Adelaide Business Hub has been instrumental in showcasing the City of Port Adelaide Enfield to the world and has been recognised with multiple national and four international awards, including the International Business Incubator of the Year. As a result of all this attention, the number of international companies migrating to the area has increased, and recently businesses from France, the UK, South Africa and Germany have arrived, now calling Port Adelaide Enfield home.

If you have questions relating to the expansion or growing of your business, please contact Council to discuss your proposal whether it is a new idea or an existing business looking to expand, Council can provide advice relating to Council’s Development Plan and development within Port Adelaide Enfield. Additionally, you may contact the Adelaide Business Hub who provide business support and seek to provide business solutions relevant to your business.

Economic Development Strategy

Economic Development Strategy 2020(PDF, 10026.27 KB)


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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