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Learn what the current market opportunities are in Vietnam and how your business can get support. Doing Business with Viet Nam When: Monday 3 April 2023 Where: CEDA Offices, Ruahine…
CEDA | Careers Expo 2023 | 18 May

New Zealand Careers Expo returns to Manawatū for 2023

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Mark your calendars for Thursday 18 May 2023! New Zealand Careers Expo Manawatū When: Thursday 18 May 2023 Where: Central Energy Trust Arena, 61 Pascal Street, Palmerston North Time: 9am - 3pm and 5pm…

Manawatū annual electronic retail card spend up 7.5%

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Electronic card retail spending in Manawatū continues its rise to the year ending December 2022, up 7.5% compared with 10.3% for the rest of New Zealand. For the December 2022…

Newly refreshed Manawatū Destination Management Plan

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The newly refreshed Manawatū Destination Management Plan Over the last year, CEDA has been working to refresh the region's Destination Management Plan, following a pandemic that has systematically changed our…

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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.

What we do

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 partnerships with our regional and national stakeholders.

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.

Manawatū’s Annual Economic Snapshot 2022

A regional snapshot as for Dec 2022. Please click to enlarge.

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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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Looking to grow your business?

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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