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Invest in your team with English Language Partners

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English Language Partners (ELP) is New Zealand’s largest English language provider with 22 centres nationwide. Their vision is to ensure that former refugees and migrants participate successfully in all aspects…

Sixth COVID-19 Business Survey Results

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This is the sixth in our series of surveys that have looked at the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in the Manawatū-Whanganui region created in partnership with Feilding & District…

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…

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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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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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