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Nominations Open for Feilding & Manawatū District “Celebrating Business” Awards

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It is time to recognise businesses who make the Manawatū District a unique and vibrant place to do business, and a great place to live, work and play. Nominations are…

Policy changes for businesses employing migrants

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Previously scheduled for 1 November 2021, Immigration New Zealand’s new temporary work visa, called the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) to replace the six current temporary work visas, will be…

Enrol in study at UCOL now

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If you’re thinking about a new career, learning new skills, or improving your employment prospects, there’s never been a better time to jump into study. Mid-year enrolments at UCOL are…

Manawatū-Whanganui celebrate 5-star rating in economic performance in ASB Regional Economic Scoreboard

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Economic development agencies CEDA and Whanganui and Partners alongside respective Council’s Palmerston North City Council, Manawatū District Council along with regional economic development programme Accelerate25 celebrate Manawatū-Wanganui receiving a five-star…

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.

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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