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E Tipu: The Boma Agri Summit ignites the kōrero of Aotearoa’s primary industries

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E Tipu: The Boma Agri Summit ignites the kōrero of Aotearoa's primary industries. Aotearoa's favourite food and fibre sector summit is set to take place in Manawatū on 18-19 June…

Summer of Tech brought to Manawatū through new collaboration

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A new collaboration between CEDA and ManawaTech could increase the number of recent tech graduates moving to the region. Together CEDA and ManawaTech have partnered with the Summer of Tech…
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Business Mentors and Mentees – Get Involved!

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Are you looking for one-on-one advice to solve business challenges or are you an experienced business owner a and would like to pass on your knowledge? Are you a business…
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60 Seconds News Blast – We’re Moving!

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From the 8th February 2024, CEDA will be located in our new office premises on Level One, 5 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North. From the 26th of January we will be…

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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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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 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.

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