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Te Utanganui Video Showcase

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Te Utanganui Video Showcase At the recent Economic Development New Zealand Awards last month, Te Utanganui received the ‘Best Practice Commendation for Integrated Planning’ award, offering an opportunity to share…

Promote on Eventfinda

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Promote on Eventfinda – help us lift the region’s profile and attract visitors to your next event  Do you have an event coming up during Summer? And are you using Eventfinda…

Manawatū Business Awards 2022 launch Environmental and Sustainability Award

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Yorb Manawatū Business Awards 2022 launch Environmental and Sustainability Award  The Yorb Manawatū Business Awards 2022 took place last Friday (4 Nov) amidst a sell-out crowd of 460 local businesspeople…

Business Support from CEDA

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Business Support with CEDA Is your business in the Manawatū-Whanganui region and looking to grow? CEDA’s Business Support Team have broad networks, they understand the mechanics of business and provide…

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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.

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.

Manawatū’s Economic Dashboard

A regional snapshot as at September 2021. Please click to enlarge.

Te Aho Tāmaka

Te Aho Tāmaka Manawatū Leaders programme is the first of its kind in New Zealand, which celebrates the Manawatū region’s great achievers.

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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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Employer and Workplace Hub

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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