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Manawatu Economic Update January 2019

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Manawatu is continuing to enjoy solid economic growth, underpinned by a strong primary sector, solid consumer spending and population growth, according to Infometrics. “High and sustained economic growth is expected…

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Proposed Immigration Changes Welcomed, but Short-term Immigration is not a Single Solution

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Opinion: Linda Stewart, CEDA Chief Executive The Government’s proposal to change the way it approaches immigration and temporary work visas appears positive for Manawatu and local businesses, but CEDA urges…

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Growing at 3.8%pa, the Manawatū-Whanganui regional economy is going strong. Agricultural exports and household spending were key drivers of this growth

Sticking with our regional theme lately, the Manawatū-Whanganui region has seen strong exports, growth in retail spending, and higher house prices boost the local economy. @BradOlsenNZL spoke to the @WhangaChron about these economic drivers:

Looking for that picturesque spot to snap a summer moment? Or looking for new places to explore in the city and region? @Manawatu_NZ has rounded up some of the top spots! @LSinNZ @RachelBowenPNCC @lornaajohnson @PalmyDirty30

So fantastic to see Manawatu's talented high school students taking their business ideas to the world! #MightyManawatu #WhereGreatThingsBegin

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

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About 3,000 international students from around the world make Manawatu their home each year. From primary and intermediate through to secondary and tertiary level education, our region is a vibrant hub for international education.

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CEDA can provide you with FREE support and advice to bring your conference to our region including bid applications, event planning and venue hire.

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