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Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – September 2021

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Resilience remains the key theme for Manawatū with the economic forecast looking positive if current trends are anything to go by. Highlights for this quarter include high commodity prices for…

CEDA launches infrastructure and construction talent and attraction marketing campaign

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CEDA is excited to announce the launch of a significant national marketing campaign to attract talent to the infrastructure and construction sector, highlighting job opportunities in Manawatū to help combat…

Business Success Story: Gillard Honey

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Gillard Honey are proud to be 100% family owned and operated specialising in export quality 100% natural, raw Kiwi honey, “just as nature intended”. There’s no doubt that Nathan &…

CEDA announces Johanna Wood and Alison Quigan as new leaders to Te Aho Tāmaka Manawatū Leaders programme for 2022

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CEDA is excited to announce Johanna Wood and Alison Quigan will be joining as new members of Te Aho Tāmaka in the new year. Te Aho Tāmaka Manawatū Leaders programme…

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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.

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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