Now in its sixth year, the South Australian Business Index was postponed from its usual September slot to allow for companies to finish their reporting in the COVID-19 disrupted year.
InDaily editor David Washington said this year’s Index would be a revealing look at one of the most challenging years for South Australia’s corporate sector.
“The South Australian economy had been in a transformational period when the pandemic hit,” he said.
“Our annual tracking of data about the state’s biggest companies will give us a good idea about how the pandemic economic shock has affected this trajectory.
“We’ll be able to show the industry sectors that have been hardest hit, those businesses that have been able to roll with the punches and, in some cases, those that have flourished despite it all.”
To facilitate this tracking the index will continue with the same format as previous years, with only the only change being the unveiling of the list at the large business lunch being swapped for a series of smaller boardroom lunches with the key leadership of the top 100 companies.
The countdown of the state’s top companies will begin on November 2 with stories on InDaily and analysis in the weekly Business Insight edition each Monday throughout November.
The list has become a key data source for government departments, businesses and the public to track the state of South Australia’s economy and companies are encouraged to register to be included in the list.
To be eligible for inclusion in the list, compiled by Index partners Taylor Collison, companies must:
- Be a South Australian entity with an Adelaide ownership register, or be a South Australian operated entity;
- Be a company founded and majority (50.01 per cent plus) owned by South Australians.
Companies owned in part or whole by government, government agencies and organisations, and registered charities are not eligible.
The South Australian Business Index 2020 is made possible by sponsors Taylor Collison, HLB Mann Judd, Credit Union SA and the City of Adelaide.
To nominate your company, go here. Nominations close on 23rd October.
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