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FREE Business Support Clinics – Just pop in!

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Are you looking to grow your business, upskill or enhance the capability of your team? The pop in to one of our FREE Business Support Clinics to see what CEDA…

Unlock your future: New Zealand Careers Expo returns to Manawatū for 2024

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Save the date! Join us Wednesday 22 May 2024. NZ Careers Expo - The Details When: Wednesday 22nd May 2024 Where: Central Energy Trust Arena, 61 Pascal Street, Palmerston North Times: 9am -…

Manawatū Quarterly Economic Dashboard December 2023 – The Latest Regional Data at a Glance

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The latest Manawatū Quarterly Economic Dashboard for the December 2023 Quarter is now live, giving you a quick overview of the latest data and insights for our region, against a…
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Maximizing Productivity: How will #WorkSchoolHours impact your business?

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With #WorkSchoolHours gaining traction, employees are harvesting the benefits. But what about business owners and employers? Will this trend make or break their bottom line? Let's dive in and see…

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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.

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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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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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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