RDA Case Studies for 2017


In 2016/ 2017 RDA’s supported over 3500 individual regional businesses with personalised knowledge and assisted in facilitating over $185M in investment into Regional South Australia.

Over 25 years, the eight South Australian RDAs have evolved into key economic development agencies in their regions. They are well-regarded as key sources of regional intelligence and advocates for economic development, investment and business opportunity.

The South Australian RDAs have earned a reputation for delivering exceptional outcomes through productive partnerships. Regional Development bodies in South Australia are uniquely funded by the Commonwealth Government, Government of South Australia and 54 local government bodies – we acknowledge that our work would not be possible without their continuing support.

Under the peak body Regional Development South Australia (RDSA), the RDAs come together to collaborate closely on cross-regional issues and projects that are fundamental to the future and wellbeing of South Australia.

Our projects are diverse. From connecting international investors with producers, to suppor ng a funding bid for a skate park – from regional tourism branding initiatives to establishing a heavy industry cluster – from mentoring new entrepreneurs to training an expanding food sector workforce in collaboration with industry.

These stories are a mere glimpse of our work – most RDAs run more than 40 projects every year.  That’s on top of our core business of encouraging, mentoring and trouble-shooting with regional enterprises.