16 Aug, 2017

New Economic Insights Dashboard – Unlocking Economic Growth In The City

As part of the City of Adelaide’s refreshed Invest Adelaide website, we are launching the first stage of our ‘Economic Insights Dashboard’ tonight at Town Hall.

This online tool offers enormous potential for improving decision-making at every level – from the local small business to world-spanning organisations.

Council knows that gathering real-time, reliable data to make informed decisions can take time, is very resource intensive and costly. That’s why our team developed the Economic Insights Dashboard that brings together data from a variety of external sources and also makes internal data accessible for public use.

The easy to use tool includes data on key city indicators covering demographics, the economy, employment, city businesses, property and tourism. Access to this data can assist a new business looking to establish in the city with insights into key city mainstreets, visitor numbers and property information, all relevant to their industry.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the dashboard provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for a wide range of city metrics.

“This fantastic new tool is simple to use, promotes research and data driven dialogue, informs evidence based decision-making and empowers investors, students and residents,” said Martin.

“The data revolution offers enormous potential for improving decision-making and the City of Adelaide is once again leading the way with a new customer-centric online tool that acts as an enabler for future growth.”

“It is yet another piece of the puzzle we are working on to create a Smart, Green, Liveable and Creative city.”

The emerging trends resulting from digital disruption and the economic transformation required to progress the South Australian economy are changing the way we live, learn, work and do business in the city.

Council’s plan, is to enrich Adelaide’s lifestyle and boost its growth by becoming one of the world’s smartest cities with a globally-connected and opportunity-rich economy.

This strong growth focus reflects on the desire of Council to improve the sustainability, attractiveness and liveability of the city as the heart and engine of the State economy.

This plan for a Smart Adelaide is putting people and businesses at the centre of everything we do and we are focusing on creating an ecosystem of open and citizen-driven innovation. We are embedding 21st century digital technology into our city’s functions, services and infrastructure to improve the functionality and integration of the entire city and economy.

The Economic Insights Dashboard will be officially launched at Town Hall tonight at 5:30pm.

To learn more, visit: http://www.investadelaide.com.au/insights

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Matt Halliwell