A South Australian-first blueprint to drive economic growth in the state’s regions and create jobs across a range of industries has been released by the Government of South Australia.

Premier Steven Marshall, who released the blueprint and launched the Our Regions Matter website, said South Australia’s regions are the economic powerhouse that drives prosperity for the whole state.

“Our Regions Matter – contributing around $29 billion per year to the South Australian economy across a range of industries including farming, fishing, mining, manufacturing and tourism,” Premier Marshall said.

“Just under 150,000 people are employed in regional South Australia and it’s important we do everything we can to drive economic growth in our regions, creating local jobs.

The Regional Development Strategy and details of key regional projects are available on the Our Regions Matter website at regionsmatter.sa.gov.au