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Investing in Manawatū

Investing in Manawatū is easy. With a vibrant mix of multinational and national companies, start-ups, research institutes, educational organisations, defence, force services and public agencies, the region is a hive of networks and connections to be made. Our dynamic and connected business community has a proven reputation for collaboration, and our diverse sectors continue to provide resilient economic conditions.

Significant projects such as Te Utanganui, and the committed $8billion pipeline of infrastructure investment underway in the next eight years position Palmerston North city and Manawatū strongly when it comes to regional growth and development, and we invite you to be a part of this growth journey.

Tasked with facilitating the creation and growth of economic wealth in Manawatū and beyond, CEDA are at the forefront of attracting and developing talent, business and investment and fostering research and development. We are open to bringing in new and emerging sectors and businesses to the region, and supporting the growth of existing industries.

We work together with key regional stakeholders and leaders to help showcase Manawatū’s exceptional strengths, opportunities and networks and to provide you with the support and connections needed to establish or grow your business here.

The team at CEDA are your front face for the region and are here ready to make your move or investment into Manawatū as smooth and efficient as possible.

Get in touch with us for comprehensive support including;

  • Data, insights and key trends on the region and our industries
  • Introductions and connections to stakeholders
  • Support with, and connections for engaging with Councils and regulatory processes
  • Identifying potential investment opportunities
  • Facilitate engagement with national government agencies
  • Connections with local business and talent pools
  • Letters of support
  • Navigation of the investment ecosystem
  • Identification of available and properties for your venture

Local Investment Connections:

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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.

Get in touch today

If you are thinking about investing in our region and would like to discuss opportunities here, contact the team today or check out our regional website, ManawatuNZ.co.nz.

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.

Learn more about our Sectors of Strength

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.

Check out our latest data and insights

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