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Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board

The SAEDB has been a strong voice and advocate for Southern Adelaide over the past thirteen years.

Given the current economic environment and the impacts of the coronavirus, the City of Marion and City of Onkaparinga have reviewed the regional approach necessary to best address current and future challenges and investigate other regional advocacy models.

As a result, both councils will cease funding of the Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board effective 30 June 2020 and direct their collective energies towards alternative methods of support for their business communities.

Both councils have greatly appreciated and valued the commitment made by current and past board members. We would like to highlight the passionate and committed work for the Board from the Chair, Nikki Govan. We thank members for volunteering their time to the prosperity of Southern Adelaide.

Both Councils will maintain their long-standing commitment to supporting economic development through their respective business support programs such as the ‘ON Business Partner’ program and the City of Marion ‘Open for Business’ program.

Regional collaboration will continue in the delivery of the Southern Business Mentoring Program which provides free business advice, support and mentoring to our southern local business and start-up community.

This includes targeted advice in human resource management, digital communications, strategic marketing, retail, health and wellbeing and business planning.

Collaboration between the two councils and their business communities will continue, actively progressing strategic ideas and regional projects and working together in a flexible and innovative way as opportunities arise.