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West Coast Economic Development Action Plan

The Tai Poutini West Coast Regional Growth Study, released in September 2016, was commissioned in response to challenging economic conditions on the West Coast in the last few years. The Study identified that the region has several assets that will support stronger employment and income growth into the future. These included its resourceful people, spectacular natural assets and abundant resources.

The Tai Poutini West Coast Economic Development Action Plan sets out how these opportunities are to be executed. The Action Plan provides clarity to delivery partners and the community about what is to be delivered, when actions are to be delivered, and who is responsible and involved.

Download a copy of the Action Plan below:
West Coast Economic Development Action Plan 2017 (PDF, 4MB)

DWC has invested in Infometrics to provide readily accessible economic data for the West Coast.

The Infometrics online profile is an interactive and dynamic tool enabling users to delve down into the underlying data and compare the West Coast region with other regions in New Zealand.

The tool contains a wealth of information on the economy, labour market, standard of living, exports, tourism, business, skills, productivity and population.

The web based data is available publicly, with a 24-page booklet able to be downloaded from the webpage.

NZTE Export News December 2016

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The Investor’s Guide was launched by Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development, on 8 September.

The Guide aims to highlight New Zealand’s technology sector, provide information on the country’s leading technology companies and present a case for domestic and international investment in the sector. It was prepared by Technology Investment Network (TIN) for MBIE using the data TIN has collected on New Zealand’s top 200 tech firms (by revenue)”.

The Investors Guide to NZ Technology Section document


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