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WellFest Adelaide returns for another year

Business owners and operators can channel their inner zen and offer well-being events and experiences when WellFest Adelaide returns to the city this October.

Adelaide's spending outperforming national trends, data shows

Spending across the City of Adelaide has outperformed national's trends, new data analysed by the Adelaide Economic Development Agency shows.

Your Lunchbreak, sorted at ... LaHore Tea House

In this fortnight's edition of Your Lunchbreak, Sorted, we talk authentic Pakistani food with LaHore Tea House – the Producer in Residence at the Adelaide Central Market. Owner Muhammad Aman Ullah moved to Australia three years ago and opened his pop-up stall with food that is rich in flavour, and even richer in tradition.

Free business support helped with wellbeing, Orenda Hair owner says

Dea Tirimacco and Vicki Yeates opened their business – Orenda Hair – on Ebenezer Place after realising a shared vision for a fun, environmentally conscious and unpretentious salon. The duo turned to Business SA’s Reignite Your Business growth consulting program to further boost their business.

How a Citywide Shopfront Grant helped me, eleven owner

eleven co-owner Themis Chryssidis was able to give his Waymouth Street bar and restaurant a spruce up with a Shopfront Improvement Grant, giving his patrons a new dining experience.

When the sun goes down, the outback on North Terrace lights up

Presented by the Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA), Illuminate Adelaide's City Lights is a free, citywide spectacle of light and sound across the north, east and west precincts of the CBD. We speak to Aboriginal artist Vincent Namatjira about his City Lights installation called Going Out Bush.

Melbourne Street leading the charge in North Adelaide

Melbourne Street has one of the lowest vacancy rates across the city, new data analysed by the Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) shows.

Your Lunchbreak, sorted at ..... Garçon Bleu

In this fortnight's edition of Your Lunchbreak, Sorted, we talk long, and express, lunches at Garçon Bleu. The restaurant, on level nine of the Sofitel Adelaide hotel, introduces a modern ‘new French’ concept, inspired by a love of food and wine.

Illuminate Adelaide: How Daniel Michael put together a winter wonderland

From Gluttony at the Adelaide Fringe to the Lucky Dumpling Market at OzAsia, events guru Daniel Michael has been in the industry for more than 30 years. When the chance to run a winter wonderland event complete with an outdoor ice rink came about, he got his skates on to create the city an experience like no other.

Your Lunchbreak, Sorted at .... The Turkish Delight - Mediterranean Sweetery

AEDA SA wants to make your lunchbreak lunch choices easier so, each fortnight, a CBD or North Adelaide eatery is featured as part of Your Lunchbreak, Sorted. Catch up with The Turkish Delight - Mediterranean Sweetery owner Mona Hassan about how to make meal times sweeter.

‘There’s no shame in asking for help’ - Business SA Encore program participant Cocina Comida says

Cocina Comida owner Reuben Williamson has joined forces with Business SA to be a part of its Encore Program. He shares his story with AEDA.

AEDA and Game Plus partner to boost gaming sector diversity

Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) and game development co-working space Game Plus are breaking barriers through a new support program designed to attract diverse developers to the gaming sector.

From the runway to Rundle Mall - Annual Fashion Event Announced

Showcasing the talents of emerging and established designers is at the heart of a new fashion event planned for the city this October.

AEDA weighs in on City Census data

City of Adelaide residents are younger, healthier, wealthier and more likely to be single in comparison to the rest of South Australia, latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census data shows. AEDA has delved into the latest Census data to bring you a snapshot of the city. 

$30 Eats Promotion Unleashes Diners Across the City

More than $1.2 million dollars is in the pockets of CBD and North Adelaide hospitality operators following the completion of the $30 Eats campaign.

Your Lunchbreak at Cielo

A tearoom has returned to the Adelaide Arcade for the first time in decades – Cielo – and it promises tasty treats with a side of old-world glamour.

Jigsaw Disability Services The Next Piece of the Puzzle

Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) is pleased to welcome disability services & support organisation Jigsaw to the CBD, giving people with a disability a chance to secure work at award wage rates.

Your Lunchbreak, Sorted ... at Valentino's 101

In Experience Adelaide's first edition of 'Your Lunchbreak, sorted', Valentino’s 101 Co-owner Peter De Marco shares why his newest business is a lunchtime hotspot for homestyle Italian food.

Hundreds of Students move into the CBD

Yugo Adelaide City – one of the CBD’s tallest buildings – has officially opened its doors to hundreds domestic and international students.

Rich-lister Developer Extends His Portfolio to Include Adelaide

Luxury Melbourne Developer GURNER Group, which has a development portfolio of more than $9.5 million, will make the move into the Adelaide market because the "time is right".

April 2022's Retail Spend at Four-Year High

Total visitor spend across the city was up 15 per cent on pre-pandemic levels in April, data analysed by Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) shows.

30 Years of Rundle Street East, as Occupancy Booms

Rundle Street East is experiencing an occupancy boom, as the redevelopment of the street celebrates 30 years.

New AEDA Board Appointment Strengthens Global Perspective

The Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) has announced the appointment of accomplished international finance professional Timothy Last to the AEDA Board.

HEXADECA brings a playground to Rundle Mall

A playground of spinning buckets that creates a musical soundscape as participants spin and twirl is the latest creation from Adelaide based creative studio Pulsing Heart, and will be on show in Rundle Mall until 2 June.

Frozen The Musical Leaps from the Stage to the Streets

Win the ultimate Sister Staycation which includes dinner & tickets to the show, an overnight stay at Hotel Indigo, car transfers to & from Adelaide Festival Centre & a special Frozen merch pack. Enter here.

AEDA's Digital Marketplace Offers a New Revenue Stream for Traders

Ms Jang, a textile artist who moved from South Korea to Australia in 2007, uses homegrown flora to create wearable pieces of art at Asha Jewelry. She is one of the many CBD and North Adelaide businesses who have signed up to be a part of the Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA)'s digital marketplace

Hotel Bookings Hit Recording Breaking Levels

CBD hotel bookings skyrocketed to pre-pandemic, record-breaking levels last month, new South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) figures show.

SA leading International Student University Commencements

International students are returning to Adelaide in droves after almost two years of closed borders, as the CBD continues to be the epicenter for new arrivals.

Adelaide Economic Development Agency Supports Central Market Arcade Traders

It is business as usual at the Adelaide Central Market, however, Arcade traders have been moved to new shopfronts as construction on the $400m Market Square redevelopment approaches.

AEDA Business Summit 2022

The Adelaide Economic Development Agency is presenting the inaugural AEDA Business . Follow here for updates during the day.

AEDA Business Summit ticket sales end today

Ticket sales for the inaugural AEDA Business Summit – which will give insights into the future of Adelaide – end today.

Ending period poverty at the heart of Eloise Hall's business

Young entrepreneur Eloise Hall is in the business of doing good but is not afraid of “opening a can of worms” in the process. She will speak at the inaugural AEDA Business Summit this month.

AEDA Business Summit: A University-style approach to CBDs

Bernard Salt AM shares insight about what his audience can expect at the inaugural AEDA Business Summit in May

Construction set to begin at old Le Cornu site

New life comes to North Adelaide’s old Le Cornu site as construction of the $250m Eighty Eight O’Connell development kicks off. City of Adelaide Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor turned the sod to mark the start of redevelopment at the 7500sq m block of land that has been vacant for more than three decades.

The Perks of the CBD

The City of Adelaide and the Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) are pleased to welcome Perks Accountants & Wealth Advisers to the CBD, in a further sign of the business community’s growing confidence in the city.

Turning a new page on bookstore history

Dymocks has marked the next chapter of its 30-year Rundle Mall history after opening of a new flagship shop inside one of the precinct's most regal buildings.

Dymocks joins Rundle Mall, as business confidence rises

More large and small retailers are moving into Rundle Mall, as Adelaide Economic Development Agency chairwoman Nikki Govan says business confidence is on the rise

Adelaide Central Market stallholders ready for roaring trade

Adelaide Central Market is preparing for roaring Easter trade in 2022, as more customers flock to the popular Adelaide landmark.

rebel Opens Flagship rCX Store in Rundle Mall

rebel Rundle Mall will be the first Flagship CBD store for the rCX (rebel Customer Experience) stores around Australia highlighting the confidence that rebel has in the South Australian sports retail market.

Major Projects Update: The city shaping projects underway or planned in Adelaide

See all of the major projects and developments in the CBD as Adelaide designs a new economic future.

CBD business ventures supported through AEDA and Renew Adelaide partnership

The funding partnership will help launch and support 15 new businesses.

Consilium Technology not willing to settle for second best

Adelaide's Ten Gigabit network is providing AI solutions

Small Business Champions: advice and insights on growth and opportunity

Our Small Business Champions share their advice on how to capitalise on the opportunities that have come out of the challenges of recent times.

Small Business Champions: the impact on industries

This week, our Small Business Champions delve further into how COVID-10 has changed the landscape of their specific industries.

Small Business Champions: keeping staff engaged

This week, we explore how our Small Business Champions have adapted the way they communicate to keep their teams connected at engaged.

Small Business Champions: taking your business online

This week, we explore how our Small Business Champions' journeys either took their businesses online or scaled up their digital presence to capitalise on the large amount of people staying home.

Small Business Champions: insights on adapting and embracing agility

Discover how businesses have adapted and embraced agility throughout this period. City businesses share their stories of learning and overcoming, adapting to never-seen-before circumstances.

Small Business Champions: insights on the $10,000 Emergency Cash Grants

Learn about the State Government’s $10,000 Emergency Cash Grants for Small Businesses. Kristin of Life Personal Trainers, Adam from Prohibition Liquor Co, and Mick of Urban Cow Studio share their experiences and advice on applying for the Grant as well as what they’ve been doing to fill this time.