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2021 SA State Business Survey

Report now available

The 8th annual BDO South Australian State Business Survey report is now available to read and download.

We thank all those who responded, taking the time to share their views on the day to day experiences of doing business in South Australia.

The results give a detailed insight into the opportunities, challenges and ideas we can all learn from, the impact of current policies and any necessary reforms in the key areas of COVID, Outlook, People, ESG, Taxation & Government, Technology & Innovation and Energy.

Read the report

Key findings from previous years' surveys can be found below.

2021 Survey Launch Event

Held at Lot Fourteen on Thursday, 16 September 2021, the launch of the 8th annual State Business Survey included live audience polling and discussion by our panel of industry leaders. Topics covered the key issues impacting South Australian business now and into the future, including employment & skills, environmental & social responsibility, trade and business confidence.

Our panel for the event was facilitated by Nikki Govan, Chair, Business SA and included: Jennifer Lynch, General Manager, McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association; Julianne Parkinson, CEO, Global Centre for Modern Ageing; James Packham, Director, Harcourts Packham and David Fechner, Partner, BDO Corporate Finance.

Watch the recording

Previous reports

2020 Report

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2019 Report


2018 Report