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Become a Business Mentor

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The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is calling for volunteers with a range of business experience to become Business Mentors and share their insights, expertise, knowledge and ways of thinking…

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Manawatu Economic Update

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It has been another strong quarter for Palmerston North and Manawatu, from retail spending through to the growth of the regional economy. Among reports of falling national business confidence, that…

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Congratulations to our Palmerston North City i-SITE team who have been
awarded the Customer Feedback Award at the 2018 i-SITE conference! Drop by to say hi & if you need any expertise on the city or region, or help with group bookings, they're the team.

What an incredible turnout for the International Student Mayoral Welcome last week! Hope all the students who attended enjoyed meeting our Palmerston North Mayor, @GrantSmithMayor & the chance to learn more about our city! ✌️📸😁@NZEducationID @asianewzealand @PNCityCouncil

Welcome to Palmerston North, @delivereasynz! Who's hungry?

Insightful business feature on #PalmerstonNorth and #Manawatu: 'It feels like the city has your back. People are cheering you on, willing you to succeed, and taking pride in your wins...Palmy is the perfect “test setting”.' @TheSpinoffTV

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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