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European Australian Business : 2008
Area: 2,529,875km2 Population: 2.11m Capital: Perth Gross State Product: A$141.4bn The Hon Alan J. Carpernter MLA, Premier Western Australia 57 Europe our largest source of invest- ment, but it also provides the most open and diversified market for our own breadth of products and services. Western Australia’s thriving economy, with strong government support mechanisms and a well educated human resource base, has resulted in a 400 per cent growth in business investment over the past six years. Our capital city of Perth is regularly cited in international surveys as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Along with these attributes, Western Australia offers a very stable political, legal and economic system making it attractive to foreign investors and the business sector globally. In addition, our modern infrastructure, clean environment, affordable hous- ing, open spaces, relaxed lifestyle and temperate climate adds to the quality of life and makes Western Australia a great place to live and work. Western Australia has the added advantage of being the only Australian State accessible during the majority of standard European countries business hours. The Western Australian Government has a network of fifteen overseas offices. These offices have contrib- uted significantly to our position as Australia’s pre-eminent global busi- ness partner. The Western Australian Government’s Europe office is a key conduit in linking European, Russian and Western Australian interests. Europe will remain a paramount partner for this State and we encour- age all interested parties to consider Western Australia as a prime location for business growth and investment attraction. The Hon Alan Carpenter MLA Premier of Western Australia A great place to live and work western australia