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Business Success Story: Building connections with 3D Constructions

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When Ben Hyland and Nicky Lankshear of 3D Constructions Services Limited were referred to CEDA’s business growth team, they soon discovered a whole new raft of opportunities and connections available…

Business Success Story: One-stop search engine for Māori kai launches phase one of its platform

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Kāuta is a one-stop search engine for all Māori kai businesses across all regions of Aotearoa and they’re launching phase one of their unique platform. Free to use for both…

Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – June 2022

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Manawatū’s economic activity has been strong over the year to June 2022 when compared to the national data. Highlights from the quarter include strengths in the dairy sector, consumer spending and…

Manawatū outperforms Aotearoa in retail spend

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Consumer spending in Manawatū has seen strong growth over the year to June 2022, with data from Marketview showing consumer spending to be up 3.4%, compared to 0% growth nationally. The…

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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 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.

Manawatū’s Economic Dashboard

A regional snapshot as at September 2021. Please click to enlarge.

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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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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Employer and Workplace Hub

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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