Regional Australia Institute


They say: “exists to create a vibrant future for regional Australia – for the benefit of all Australians … [it] is an independent, not-for-profit organisation developing real solutions to key policy issues through research and an ongoing conversation with the Australian community.”

They rank regional government areas in  insight  by comparing their competitiveness in the categories of: Institutions; Infrastructure and Essential Services; Economic Fundamentals; Human Capital; Technological Readiness; Labour Market Efficiency; Business Sophistication; Innovation; Market Size; and Natural Resources.