Jim’s One stop job shop
Jim Anderton and Grant Gillon MP
Jim’s One stop job shop
Come and see
Jim’s One Stop Job Shop
Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead
Monday, 22 July 2002
Jim Anderton today announced that the Progressive Coalition will work to create better access for businesses to inward investment and business support in the next term of office.
“We need to ensure that our business assistance and our investment services are working together as closely as possible.
“We will set up a one stop shop for investment support from overseas as well as for business support.
“The agencies working with business need to have stronger relationships so that the business customer can access them seamlessly through one point of contact.
“The Progressive Coalition will ensure investment and business services are delivered together
“We will continue with economic development strategies aimed at maximising export growth, including considering further export insurance or similar schemes.
“We will also continue the successful work of Industry New Zealand in finding and encouraging new industries, including the funding and encouragement of community-based enterprise through grants, mentoring, facilitation and scholarships.
“In this last term we set up the Ministry of Economic Development and Industry New Zealand, and promoted socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development.
“This has resulted in the creation of a job on average every 12 and a half minutes in the last two and a half years. That’s 104,000 jobs.
“But we need to work harder to get stronger support for business.
“There will be coordinated policies in key industries such as wood processing to use inward investment to maximise local content in processing and manufacture.
“All this can only happen if we send clear signals to investors concerning government stability, coordination of policy, stable economic conditions, and partnership with local business, communities and government.
“Our economic policy aims for sustainable economic growth at 4% for 10 years and continued employment growth through helping business.
“We will also develop a new productivity enhancement service in Industry New Zealand to assist new and existing industries to raise productivity by increasing the number and sophistication of production processes in New Zealand and by incorporating innovation into them. Initially the aim will be to encourage our main export and infrastructure industries to make a huge leap in the efficiency with which they use their resources,” said Jim Anderton.