Our Economic Development Team offer investors and businesses free and confidential service aimed at providing you with the most competitive business environment to grow and expand your business.

City of Salisbury staff can work closely with you to make your investment decision as smooth as possible. Our services include:

Statistics, facts and opportunities to build a business case for the region

In order to determine and demonstrate City of Salisbury’s suitability for your business, our Economic Team will work with you to provide you a Business Case for the City. Our team will consult with you to understand your business, and then provide a summary of opportunities and key criteria solutions. Tailored to your needs, the Business Case includes industry details, market research and statistics.

Site selection support

The City of Salisbury uniquely has a range of commercial property options competitively priced and serviced with leading infrastructure and transport networks. Salisbury’s Property market is constantly evolving, so having access to the latest maps, market data and property agent contacts is crucial. With our range of resources the City of Salisbury is able to guide you to your property solution. Our contacts with developers and agents and government bodies means we are up to date with the latest in project developments and city planning.

Free Tour of the City

Want to get a intimate appreciation of industry in Salisbury and where the investment opportunities are? If so, we offer free customised chauffeured tours which are matched to your investment needs. This will help you understand who are the businesses operating in the city, future developments and drivers of growth.  Call 8260 8205 or enquiries@makesgoodbusinesssense.com.au to make a booking. See our Sample Itinerary Investment Tour.

Facilitate introductions to potential suppliers, customers and business networks

We have regular contact with over 3000 businesses in Northern Adelaide. With strong links to private enterprise coupled with contacts at all levels of government, the City of Salisbury has ready made networks which will give you the the right contacts to help you succeed.

Efficient and Quick Planning Approvals

The City of Salisbury’s ‘can do’ approach to issue resolution includes quick development application approval so you can get on with business. The City has a long standing reputation for being a leader due to its quick and efficient planning approvals. Our strength in planning is demonstrated by the number of Awards the council has won in recent years. We are here to help you turn your plans into reality.

Research and Development Centres links and introductions

Through our relationships with University of South Australia and our knowledge of the various Research Institutes and Centres, we can connect you with the right people to understand your businesses R&D needs. Connecting you with the most appropriate people within the University will allow you to investigate synergies and collaborations with your businesses R&D requirements.

Direction in accessing grants and alternative finance

When expanding your business its worth considering what alternative financial options there maybe to aid your growth. Our Economic Development team and our partners can direct you to investigate various sources of financial support including venture capital, private funding and various government programs.

The Australian Government places a premium on world-class innovation and actively promotes research and development. Through a range of innovation centres, tax concessions, science collaboration programs and fellowship schemes, which all provide your business substantial opportunities to invest in R&D. In all cases, companies will need to apply to the relevant government body for the grant or subsidy in question.

Finding Talent

Whether your business is a manual processing business or a knowledge intensive business Adelaide prides itself on its well-educated and highly skilled workforce with a comprehensive education system in place. The City of Salisbury has dedicated staff in workforce development which have an intimate understanding of the local labour market and options to source your labour needs.

In additional our partnerships with University of South Australia and other education centres can also assist with the establishment of collaborative partnerships between businesses and education facilities.

Small Business Advice and Assistance

City of Salisbury is not only focused on investment attraction the council also invests heavily in offering a dedicated small business support facility, Polaris Centre to provided business advice and assistance to local businesses to support their growth and expansion.  We’re here to support economic growth by encouraging innovation and offering practical programs that improve business performance.

For more information see the dedicated website at www.polariscentre.com.au or call us on 8260 8205.