A recent presentation to the Spencer Gulf Cities Meeting from a South Australian Industry Advocate has encouraged the regions leaders to focus on giving local businesses more work opportunities.
Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Whyalla councils are aiming to boost the local economy through contracts and spending.
Through the policy Councils are encouraged to consider local businesses for contract work rather than outsourcing to larger companies.
Some of the industries that benefit from the policy include manufacturing, assembly, installation and supply of goods and services.
The initiative will also consider how council spending can better stimulate local economic development in the region.