Towards a co-operative state: securing the social and economic prosperity of South Australia through corporate diversity

Social enterprise Social impact co-operatives social procurement South Australia

The purpose of this report is to highlight the potential impact that social enterprise and co-operative organisations have on addressing some of the social and economic challenges facing South Australia.


Co-operative and social enterprise business models gain traction when they focus on particular sectors of the economy. In order to grow a more purposeful economy, it is recommended the following sectors are prioritised:

  1. Health, Aged Care and Disability Sectors
  2. Creative Industries
  3. Social Procurement
  4. Employee Ownership
  5. Community Buy-Outs
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