NSW govt to open silicon centric digs in The Valley
Do you know the way to San Jose?
The NSW Government is ramping up its digital-heavy reputation-building with plans in motion to open an international business office in Silicon Valley within months.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said that San Francisco was the ideal US location for the NSW office because of emerging industries concentrated around venture capital and ICT hubs in Silicon Valley.
"The NSW Government is strongly focused on expanding our international markets as part of our commitment to rebuilding the State’s economy. We must promote NSW in our established markets as well as in emerging markets," Stoner said.
He added that the San Francisco office would drive investment and promote exports and the research and development capabilities of key industry sectors which include digital services, ICT and financial services.
"Establishing an on-the-ground presence will allow the NSW Government to effectively promote, access and maintain key corporate and government relationships and match NSW strengths to opportunities in the US," Stoner said.
NSW has international offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai in China, Mumbai in India, and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. ®
Sounds like NSW residents getting taken to the cleaners on needless Gov. expenditure.
You just have to see this with the eyes of a public servant. Obviously no one in IT wants to invest in an overtaxed nanny state on the butt side of the world. However, by having representatives right next to the tech companies that will overbid for your next unneeded data whore house you can skip all the hard work of dreaming up compliance and collection scenarios and go straight to the spending money phase - an obvious improvement in efficiency allowing the streamlining of expenditure a at reduced overall cost, against employing and housing consultants etc, with more achievable and predictable outcomes. Its brilliant!
Are there indications
of a weak understanding of geography in this article?
It's supposed to be going out to a worldwide audience, most of whom have little idea of where or what NSW may be and probably care even less.
Antipodean government structures are unfamiliar territory to most of the world. Politeness, or even enlightened self-interest, would suggest that it would be appropriate to give some indication that NSW is supposed in this instance to stand for New South Wales, one of the states of Australia, rather than for Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke -- the division of General Cable specialising in undersea cables and rather older as a company than New South Wales is as a state.
Paris, because even she isn't dumb enough to be confused, or get others confused, over her name