Department of State Development

The Department of State Development drives economic growth and job creation. 

The Department of State Development works with business, the education sector, community and other partners to create and build industry and employment opportunities across the state.

The department is responsible for the state’s growing resources and energy portfolio, our transformation to high-value manufacturing, skills formation, employment and science.

It also focuses on skills development, job creation, business development and sustainable employment for Aboriginal people. It develops and emphasises government policy that promotes Aboriginal affairs and supports young Aboriginal people and those living in regional and remote South Australia.

The department supports businesses and individuals in regions across the state, recognising their challenges and opportunities.

The Department of State Development is positioning South Australia to capitalise on our high growth, high-value sectors, including mineral and resources, information and communications technology, defence, agribusiness, advanced manufacturing and renewable energy.

Combining industry and workforce functions into a single department harnesses the full range of government services, delivery functions and support activities to drive economic transformation and wealth.

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