The City of Marion Strategic Plan 2010-2020(3101 kb) sets out a vision for Marion in 2020 that incorporates a clear recognition that a diverse economy and business growth are key factors in achieving the overall vision.
Building a Dynamic Economy is one of four key themes incorporated in the Strategic Plan.
With regard to the Marion economy, the Vision anticipates that by 2020:
“Marion is a diversified regional centre serving the inner south of Adelaide. The centre offers extensive community and business facilities with a focus on learning, health, retail, business services, arts, culture and recreation. Business growth has been based on innovation, advanced manufacturing, new technologies and collaborative networks.”
Find out more about the Economic Development Strategy by visiting the Dynamic Economy page.
The Marion economy
The City of Marion has a diverse economic base that is primarily centred around the Edwardstown industrial area, Science Park, Clovelly Park including the Tonsley Park development, and the Marion Hub area which incorporates the Westfield Shopping Centre and the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
The economic base of the region is dominated by small businesses, many of which are home-based. It is estimated that over 90% of businesses in the City of Marion employ fewer than 20 people.
Achieving our vision
The City of Marion works in partnership with a number of organisations across the region to encourage economic and business development and to promote sustainable business practices and to comply with regulatory requirements.
The Economic Development Unit within the City of Marion is focused on encouraging business growth in the region.
To find out more about economic development in City of Marion and how council might assist, we invite you to explore Marion's business pages and related links.
Should you be unable to find an answer to any of your queries on this site, please call our customer service centre on (08) 8375 6600.