A Vision for WA

CCI's vision is for Western Australia to be a world leading place to live and do business.

This vision recognises the vital connection between business and the broader WA community. Business builds prosperous and lively communities, through job opportunities, the delivery of goods and services and by allowing the economy to thrive and grow.

If we achieve our Vision:

  • The WA economy will more than double, to be worth $570bn;
  • An additional 740,000 people will be employed;
  • Total workforce will be 2.3 million;
  • WA will have more than 1 million new residents, bringing population to 3.5 million;
  • A six-fold increase in research and development spending by business will total $24bn; and
  • More than half a million additional people will have a tertiary qualification.

Our papers in the Vision series

The State of the Future

State of the Future - A Vision for WA

CCI’s State of the Future report was the first in a series of papers that outlines our vision for WA over the next 20 years, and highlights opportunities to transform our State into a world leading place to live and do business.

The report sets out a plan for the state that will require a reform agenda of wider and deeper economic liberalisation.

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The Future of Agriculture

The Future of Agriculture

Currently accounting for close to 10 per cent of WA businesses and generating about $5 billion in 2014-15, the growth of the WA agriculture sector will be enabled by the emerging Asian middle class and increasing urbanisation driving regional demand for food safety.

CCI's Future of Manufacturing paper calls on the State Government to create a 'game changer' for agribusiness across WA by facilitating greater innovation and economic development at the ‘grassroots’ of industry, while creatively leveraging Government resources.

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The Future of Small Business

The Future of Small Business

The small business sector could be the key to Western Australia’s future growth and innovation.

CCI's Vision series paper, The Future of Small Business: A Vision for WA examines the opportunities facing small businesses in this state.

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The Future of the Resources Sector

The Future of the Resources Sector

CCI’s vision is for Western Australia to be a world-leading global mineral and energy resources hub.

The resources sector is now critical to the Western Australian and national economies.

CCI’s Future of Resources paper outlines the long-term growth possibilities for resource industries driven by continued demand from developing Asian countries.

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The Future of Infrastructure

The Future of Infrastructure

High quality infrastructure is a key enabler of industry growth, productivity and the attraction of investment. Access to infrastructure is also fundamental to ensuring the whole community can contribute to, and share in, WA’s wealth and quality of life.

CCI’s Future of Infrastructure paper calls on the State Government to look to the private sector as a ‘white knight’ capable of rising to meet WA’s growing infrastructure demands.

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The Future of Manufacturing

The Future of Manufacturing

Manufacturing in Western Australian employs more than 91,000 people and earns the state $21.9 billion dollars from exports.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Future of Manufacturing paper firmly dispels the misconception that manufacturing is no longer a viable industry in WA and makes recommendations to grow the sector and encourage economic growth.

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How CCI is driving a vision for WA's future