Business in Perth
Business in Perth Investment – Perth as the Asia-Pacific’s rising financial hub
For all the listed companies in Australia, Perth ranked highest as the preferred location for their headquarters. International companies are likewise choosing Perth over other Australian cities; with uncertainty in Europe and economic hardship worldwide, many international investors are now looking to Perth as a hub for their overseas operations. Over $167 billion worth of business investment in Western Australia attracted more than 85 overseas companies to set up offices in Perth in 2012, 43 of which were from the EU.
Australia’s digital capital - booming in more ways than one!
Google recently listed Perth as Australia’s digital capital in its inaugural Australian ‘e-Town Awards’. Australia’s digital economy is worth as much as its iron ore exports, and contributes significantly to the growth and interaction of business not directly involved in the resources boom. Perth was the highest ranked city in the country and is predicted to remain in front for the foreseeable future as Western Australia’s success continues.
Austal – US investment in WA shipbuilders
The US military has recently commissioned Western Australian shipbuilders Austal to construct two more vessels for the US Navy, as part of their ongoing ten-ship contract. The two revolutionary new littoral combat ships will be constructed at the company’s shipyard in Alabama.
Education – qualifications for a skilled workforce In 2012
Perth’s five universities produced almost 15% of Australia’s graduates in the fields of physics and astronomy, earth sciences, engineering, and related technologies, process and resources engineering, civil engineering and law and almost 19% of international graduates.