Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Enterprise Dunedin Taking Shape

Enterprise Dunedin Taking Shape


Dunedin (Thursday, 12 June 2014) – The establishment of Dunedin’s new single city marketing agency, Enterprise Dunedin, is well underway, with two key players setting up home together next week.

Enterprise Dunedin is the new group responsible for the economic development and marketing of the city. It brings together the DCC’s Economic Development Unit (EDU), i-SITE and Tourism Dunedin.

On Monday 16 June and Tuesday 17 June, EDU and Tourism Dunedin staff are moving into their new premises on the ground floor of the Municipal Chambers. The i-SITE Visitor Centre will stay in its current location at 26 Princes Street.

DCC Chief Executive Officer Dr Sue Bidrose says the new agency’s role is to deliver Dunedin’s Economic Development Strategy with the Grow Dunedin Partnership, including co-ordinating marketing initiatives for tourism and education and attracting investment and skilled migrants.

“When players across the city developed the Economic Development Strategy, they put a stake in the ground and made it clear what we have to do to ensure Dunedin continues to thrive economically.

“Part of that is bringing together economic development and marketing activities, because the message about Dunedin that we take to the world is the same whether you are a tourist, student or entrepreneur. That message is that Dunedin is a fantastic place in which to live, work, invest, study and visit.

“Work in those areas has been done previously by different agencies, but the benefit of creating a single group is that it will enable staff to work more closely together and achieve better outcomes for the city.”

Dr Bidrose says better alignment of marketing activities means a greater return on ratepayers’ investment in the promotion of Dunedin. The new agency is formally in place from 1 July. Until the new Director Enterprise Dunedin is appointed, all staff roles and industry contacts will remain the same. Staff can continue to be contacted on the same phone numbers.

“Creating Enterprise Dunedin is a really positive move which will bring real benefits to the city.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news