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The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) and the Ruapehu District Council are hosting a panel discussion and networking event on Friday May 11, at the Park Hotel National Park, to share information about the business development services offered by CEDA and the economic development thinking and goals of the Ruapehu District Council.

This event is open to Ruapehu business owners, tourism operators and anyone who may want to understand the business development services and support available to them – and participate as an audience member in an engaging discussion.

The panel discussion will focus on the reality of regional development as a collaborative and shared effort, with panel members including business researcher, speaker and author, Simon Tupman; Economist and CEDA board member, Shamubeel Eaqub (via video conference); Business Development and Relationships Manager at Ruapehu District Council, Peggy Veen; CEDA Economic Development Manager and panel chair, Sarah Gauthier.

“Regional development is getting more profile and we really need to consider the regional part of the development – how businesses, local government, economic development agencies and our communities work together to effect change,” says Sarah Gauthier, Economic Development Manager, CEDA.

The panel, along with attendees, will discuss how each party can work together to create sustainable growth and economic development. It’s a chance to bring Ruapehu businesses and tourism operators together to constructively discuss and understand what resources are available to help businesses grow through the support offered by CEDA and the Ruapehu District Council.

In what ways can CEDA help businesses and operators?

CEDA’s Business Growth Advisors help businesses to enhance their capabilities through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBPN), which is supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise(NZTE) and Callaghan Innovation.

We can help with:
– Startups
– Growing your business
– Development and training
– Investing in innovation and growth
– Exporting

Visit for more information or bring your questions along to the Ruapehu Network Discussion next Friday.

For more information:
[email protected]
06 350 1830

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