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Government of South Australia - Department of State Development


    Introducing the Department of State Development

    From today, Monday 1 July 2024, the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science will be renamed the Department of State Development (DSD).

    This new name reflects our agency’s greater scope and responsibilities – which now include trade and investment, Skills SA and population strategy.

    Led by Chief Executive Adam Reid, DSD will take the lead in addressing critical areas such as:

    • Advancing strategies to meet the evolving workforce and skill requirements within various growth industries and areas of need.
    • Strengthening collaboration across research and development, higher education, industry advancement, and investment priorities.
    • Elevating our state's appeal to businesses, investors, and talented professionals by enhancing our value proposition.

    Through the consolidation of the South Australian Government's economic growth portfolios, we aim to streamline coordination efforts for businesses and organisations like yours and foster greater efficiency.

    Amidst these changes, our commitment to providing exceptional services and program support remains unwavering.

    Together, we can foster an environment where businesses and industries thrive, generating innovative solutions to tackle local and global challenges.

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