Business support

AEDA is open for business. We are committed to helping investors and businesses realise their goals and achieve success.

We make your investment our business. 

Our experienced Business Investment Team can provide free and confidential services that help you find the right premises to grow and expand your business.

Case management support

At AEDA our Business and Investment Team work closely with you to make your investment decisions as seamless as possible.

Support services include:

  • site selection support
  • insights to understanding local industry capabilities and opportunities (link to insights dashboard)
  • linking you to new technologies, services, skills or processes which may add value to your organisation
  • information to help you build your business case in establishing a business in the CBD (link to support resources)
  • support to provide quick and efficient planning approvals
  • free pre-lodgement and pre-design advice services for specific land sites, future development proposals and preparing development applications
  • links and introductions to Government agencies
  • Small business advice and assistance

Our Team support your business journey in Adelaide through identifying assistance and funding options, connecting you with key decision-makers and helping you choose new premises.

Meet the team

Greg Ratsch, Executive Manager Business Growth & Investment Attraction, Business and Investment Team, AEDA

Greg has significant experience in delivering investment attraction programs, supporting the growth plans of existing firms, developing start-up programs for business intenders and case managing major economic projects.

With professional qualifications in Economics and a background in strategic and urban planning, he is well placed to provide advice and support to firms, developers and organisations that are seeking to invest or grow in the City of Adelaide.

Greg welcomes the opportunity to hear from anyone who has ideas to develop the city’s economy to improve its national and global competitiveness, is looking to invest and create jobs in the City of Adelaide, or develop residential projects.

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Dominic Pangallo, Property Investment Advisor, Business and Investment Team, AEDA

Dominic Pangallo is highly experienced in attracting and facilitating investment opportunities that promote sustainable economic development. These support and enhance the city’s position as a key location in the state’s wider investment attraction framework.

As part of AEDA’s Business and Investment Team, Dominic actively engages with investors locally, nationally and offshore, as well as key stakeholders from Government, the commercial property sector, peak industry groups and other key city stakeholders to identify, facilitate and deliver investment outcomes. These include high value major developments and transactions through to smaller scale business expansions, acquisitions and relocation projects. Dominic provides client support as required at each stage of the investment continuum, including the post-project aftercare processes.

Ben Kirchner, Business Investment Advisor, Business and Investment Team, AEDA

Ben is a skilled economic development professional with extensive experience in investment attraction and industry development who provides strong business networks and connections with state and federal governments. As part of AEDA’s Business and Investment Team, Ben has a proven track record in attracting investment and providing business support service to assist business growth.

With a host of business support, grants and the latest data insights available, Ben is a great connector to help businesses maximise their opportunities in Adelaide. Ben also plays a pivotal role in maximising the benefits from businesses connecting to Ten Gigabit Adelaide – Australia’s first 10Gbps fibre optic network.

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Contact Us

Greg, Dominic and Ben look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide.

Visit our Customer Centre

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

25 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000

08 8203 7718

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