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CEDA provides update on Business Attraction, Retention and Expansion Strategy

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At last week’s New Zealand Careers Expo BA5 event, CEDA’s business development manager Nats Subramanian presented an update on our region’s Business Attraction, Retention and Expansion Strategy. Launched in 2021, the…

Business Success Story: Feilding Aviation

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The words ‘perfect’ and ‘timing’ are not ones we hear very often when talking about doing business in a COVID-19 impacted world. But for Apurva Bhatia, Owner, and Chief Flight…

Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – March 2022

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Throughout the March quarter the Manawatū region has continued to perform strongly, however uncertainty abounds around the national economic forecast. Highlights for the quarter ending March 2022 include increased tourism…

Check out Checkable!

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Digital Boost’s new website – Checkable has arrived. Checkable, developed by MBIE, is a diagnostic tool to help business owners to better understand their online presence. It is safe, fast…

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The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) exists to drive and facilitate the creation and growth of economic wealth in Manawatū and beyond.

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CEDA works across the three strategic pillars of economic development – People, Place and Business, and our success is underpinned and enabled by the strength of our relationships with our regional and national partners.

Our core objectives, programmes and activities are all aligned to these pillars, and are designed to create the environment, stimulus, outcomes and impact that will power our economic prosperity and achieve our vision for Palmerston North city and Manawatū district.

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Te Aho Tāmaka

Te Aho Tāmaka Manawatū Leaders programme is the first of its kind in New Zealand, which celebrates the Manawatū region’s great achievers.

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Need business advice?

CEDA partners with Business Mentors New Zealand to connect business owners and entrepreneurs with those who can provide one-on-one advice to help them to start, grow or to solve business challenges.

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CEDA has a team of Business Growth Advisors supporting businesses of all sizes and sectors across the Manawatū – Whanganui region through the Regional Business Partner (RBP) programme.

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We know that the biggest barrier to business growth in the region is the ability to attract the right people for the job. This is a one-stop-shop for tools and resources that help support our regional business community.

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