New Zealand’s rising regional business star

Successful enterprises and entrepreneurs have always found a home in Taranaki. From the creation of New Zealand dairy exports, to the evolving mix of sectors invigorating the region’s growth today. An increasingly dynamic place to do business. Things are humming here, literally. 

We're very enterprise friendly

With both eyes on the future, we’re wrapping practical support around our businesspeople, entrepreneurs and investors. Helping bring their ideas to life, locally, nationally and overseas. All the elements are here. A supportive regulatory environment. Good online access. Future-focused infrastructure (including a new airport and highway upgrades). A highly skilled workforce. Population base. And our unique mountain to surf lifestyle.  Click the link to find out more about Taranaki's enterprise and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Why invest in Taranaki?

Why is there so much buzz about investing in Taranaki? There are so many opportunities here, for sustainable growth and development. Investors big and small are turning their eyes to Taranaki. Find out why you should too.

GDP per capita

Taranaki has the highest GDP per capita in New Zealand.

In 2020, Taranaki’s GDP increased 5.1 percent, which was below the national average of 5.4 percent. This was mainly driven by forestry, fishing, and mining (mainly mining) and agriculture (dairy cattle farming), partially offset by a fall in primary manufacturing.

Source: Stats NZ

Taranaki GDP per capita

$76,715 +5.1% year to end March 2020

NZ average GDP per capita

$64,079 +5.4% year to end March 2020

Transforming to a sustainable future

At the cutting edge of energy, engineering and food for decadeswe’re putting our expertisefresh thinking and can-do attitude into creating the prosperous, diverse and sustainable future we all need.  

We’re leading the transformation of New Zealand’s low-emissions future, including game changing work with hydrogen fuelSetting the international benchmark for stainless-steel fabrication. Home to a thriving boutique food and beverage sector - native superfoodsworld-beating cheeses, export croissants and premium gin are just a few examples. We’re exporting value-added timber products. And we’re the base for an increasing number of successful software companies, run by young entrepreneurs who find inspiration biking to work on our coastal walkways. The list goes on… 

Raising Capital

Is your enterprise investment-ready? Is investment the right pathway to help you get to the next level? Explore resources for business, and get in touch with our Investment Advisor.

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