Chris Tremain MP welcomes World Bank report
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30 OCTOBER 2013
Chris Tremain MP welcomes World Bank report “NZ one of best countries to do business”
MP for Napier Chris Tremain has welcomed the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ report released this week, which ranked New Zealand first in the world for starting a business, and investor protection.
The report also ranked only Singapore and Hong Kong higher than us overall as the best places to do business.
“This is a very welcome announcement as the World Bank report is very highly regarded, utilised by businesses around the world when they are considering setting up new operations,” said Chris Tremain.
“In Napier we are already doing really well in the Ag Sector, Manufacturing and Small Business. The Government investment in the rollout of fibre will enable new businesses to be established to help grow our economy, and it is my intention to see this grow exponentially through a wining Gigatown bid from our city.
“The Gigatown competition was launched by Chorus over Labour Weekend and will give one city 1 gigabyte per second internet speeds, a hugely transformational opportunity for us.
“As well as being a significant game changer for schools and individuals, the potential that winning Gigatown would offer existing and new start-up businesses is limitless,” he said.
In Napier, the team at Axia have shared how Gigatown Napier would transform their business. A major challenge for them at the moment is the size of their digital design files. Not only would Gigatown save them time transferring and uploading, the significant economic benefit for them would be the ability to operate from servers within ‘the cloud’, rather than expensive computers. This would cut their costs, and operating in Gigatown could open up an array of new markets to them.
“Leading the charge with myself for the Gigatown Napier bid are Wayne Jack, CEO of Napier City Council, Ryan Jennings, Digital Entrepreneur, and Hamish White, CEO at NOW”.
A Gigatown Napier workshop is taking place on Thursday 31st October, 4.30pm at 50A Ossian Street, Ahuriri, and we are keen to hear more of these local examples of what working with 1gb/s in Napier would mean for Napier schools, businesses and individuals.
“In the meantime, go online to www.gigatown.co.nz to sign up, visit www.facebook.com/gigatown, and support #GigatownNapier, using the hashtag on facebook, twitter, youtube, instagram and your other favourite social media, and help us make Napier one of New Zealand’s best places to do business”.