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Te Hāpai Haumitanga ki Manawatū | Supporting Investment in Manawatū

It’s easy here.

There’s never been a better time to invest in the Manawatū and investing here is easy!

Located in the heart of the lower North Island, Manawatū is the gateway to central New Zealand. Situated on the main trunk rail line, and at the intersection of the state highways connecting Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, and Wellington; our region provides unrivalled connectivity for the inbound and outbound transportation of goods via road, rail, air and ports.

Manawatū is experiencing unprecedented levels of growth fuelled by significant public and private investment with more than $8 billion of transport and infrastructure investment planned and under way in the next 10 years. A key jewel in this crown is Te Utanganui – The Central New Zealand Distribution Hub positioned to the north of the city only minutes from the city centre.

Complementing the Golden Triangle (Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga) and southern Christchurch node, Te Utanganui is the third node in New Zealand’s national transport and freight network. With major growth plans underway, Te Utanganui is already home to major distribution centres including Toyota NZ, Foodstuffs and Primary Connect (Woolworths), and has access to domestic and international markets through only one of only three national airports that can move freight 24/7, Palmerston North Airport.

Investing in Manawatū is easy. With a vibrant mix of multinational and national companies, start-ups, tech and support services, research institutes, educational organisations, defence force services and public agencies, the region offers a hive of networks and connections.

Manawatū’s central location in the heart of the lower North Island, and less than two hours from the capital city of Wellington, makes us well-connected, centrally located hub of activity right in the middle of more than one million people within a two-hour drive!

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Manawatū Sectors of Strength

Palmerston North City and Manawatū is home to some of the brightest minds in Aotearoa, world-class research and educational institutions and an established business ecosystem that is connected to the world.

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Manawatū Data and Insights

CEDA equips you with comprehensive, up-to-date regional data and economic insights to help you make informed decisions, while keeping a pulse on Manawatū’s economic wellbeing, trends and progress.

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CEDA are committed to working with you to support your investment in the region. From data and insights, connections to local councils, commercial agents, and business leaders, through to helping you find your feet in the local ecosystem – we’re here to work with you.
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