Northern Economic Leaders

Northern Economic Leaders

One of the many ways which Council keeps informed of business needs to ensure the best outcomes for the prosperity of our City is through the Northern Economic Leaders (NEL).

The NEL is an apolitical business leaders network that supports growth in northern Adelaide both socially and economically. NEL provides a forum for leaders to share their collective knowledge, influence government policy and bring together firms to make northern Adelaide the best place in South Australia to run a business.

Operating as a group since 2007 this group is now formalising their operations to be a incorporated association operating regionally across northern Adelaide.

With the development of the Northern Economic Plan and a cross-government focus on northern Adelaide, there was a strong push from business to formalise this group and evolve it into a regional structure. The focus of the group will be on sharing knowledge and facilitating mutual understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the region as well as acting as a voice for northern Adelaide businesses.

As a result, membership on Northern Economic Leaders is now open for Northern Adelaide businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Northern Economic Leaders as a way to share information, influence government policy and bring together firms to make northern Adelaide the best place in South Australia to run a business. The focus of the group will be on shared knowledge and facilitating mutual understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the region as well as acting as a voice for northern Adelaide businesses.

Now is your opportunity to be involved. To find our more and to become a member visit www.nel.org.au

 

Some Successes to date 

  • Input and feedback on local, State and Federal priorities and developments within the region including the State Manufacturing Strategy.
  • Secured a jointly funded position to support local manufactures benefit from the rollout of the State Manufacturing Strategy initiatives.
  • Members provided feedback and input on councils’ investment attraction campaigns.
  • Committed to a range of workforce solutions to seek to provide local workforces opportunities.
  • Hosted showcase events for the local businesses to celebrating local business thriving including SAAB Technologies, Osmoflo & Lifestyle Bakery.
  • Held a workshop on local business who a succeeding in doing business with China (Hot Property Group, Michell Wool, Scholle)   
  • Showcased new and pending investments in the region at with support opportunities for local businesses.
  • Shared the success of local companies and technologies adapting to high energy costs. This included Bickfords, Tindo Solar and expert insights from Sinclair Knight Merz.
  • On-site tour of members businesses to share and demonstrate business practices to allow members to learn from each other’s operations.
  • Provided connections to programs and grants which could assist local business growth and development.

What's your views?

 If you have a view on what could support economic development we would like to hear from you.  Contact 8260 8205 or visit the Polaris Centre.