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Manawatū gains $1 million with tourism funding boost

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Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) has received $1 million dollars of government funding to support the recovery and reset of regional tourism in Manawatū. This new round, announced by Minister…

COVID-19 Impact on Businesses Survey

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COVID-19 Paanga ki nga Pakihi COVID-19 Impact on Businesses Complete the survey and be in to win a $500 marketing support voucher! Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora…

Report on Māori business in Manawatū Whanganui

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This update provides a snapshot of Māori business activity in the Manawatū Whanganui region, prepared by Te Au Rangahau—Massey Business School’s Māori business research centre, Palmerston North City Council (PNCC)…

Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – June 2021

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The economic performance of the Manawatū region in the year to June 2021 was extremely positive, with GDP growing by 5.4% over the year. Earlier this month, however, the economy…

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 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.

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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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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