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We are here to turn our region’s economy into a high-performing economy. Our focus is on igniting the transformation to shift our region into high gear, and in getting the pieces in place to create a long-term, sustainable economy that is thriving.

We are the voice when it comes to economic development in Manawatu.

We connect, enable and create – bringing our diverse stakeholders into one conversation, steering others in the same direction, and co-ordinating our region’s collective capability towards achieving great things together.

We ask the hard questions about economic growth and challenge stakeholders to deliver on a broader sense of wealth: economic, social, cultural and environmental wealth.

While we’re responsible for the prosperity of Manawatu we’re already working further afield and partnering with other regions. And to achieve in a national and global market, partnerships are something we’re going to need more of.

Our Vision

CEDA’s vision for Manawatu is to be New Zealand’s most progressive region by 2025.

Read CEDA’s Statement of Intent 2019/20 which outlines the activities and intentions we will strive for over the next three years.