The Local Government Association (LGA) is a peak membership organisation that provides leadership, advocacy, support and services to all 68 councils in South Australia.
The LGA leads the collaboration between the local and state governments to generate a more prosperous South Australia.
One of the LGA’s roles is as a driver of economic development working with councils to be “business friendly” and promote a positive environment for business growth.
Investment attraction is a priority of the LGA and the China Engagement Strategy developed with the South Australian State Government, Australia China Business Council and RDA Adelaide Metropolitan is the key plank.
Part of this collaboration focuses on supporting and facilitating small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to engage with China.
To achieve this, the LGA has partnered with the Australia China Business Council to launch the business-to-business platform SACHINA Connect (formerly known as SASD Connect).
This initiative aims to assist firms to engage with prequalified Chinese businesses with local government playing a critical supporting role.