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New guide to drive investment in tech sector

Hon Steven Joyce
Minister for Economic Development
Hon Amy Adams
Minister for Communications

8 September 2016

New guide to drive investment in tech sector

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams today launched a new guide to attract more investment in New Zealand’s fast growing technology sector.

The Investor Guide to the New Zealand Technology Sector has been brought to life by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Technology Investment Network (TIN). It provides investors with the most recent data and insights to encourage them to make informed investments in New Zealand’s thriving technology sector.

“The New Zealand tech sector is already effectively New Zealand’s third largest export earner, and it’s growing quickly,” Mr Joyce says. “It accounts for eight per cent of our GDP, which is more than $16 billion dollars, and the opportunity for growth is huge.

“We’ve already seen some great success stories in the sector, such as Weta Digital, Xero, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare and Vista Group, and there are many other companies out there that have impressive potential.

“One of the Government’s top priorities is to help these businesses grow through lifting the profile of the sector and attracting more investment from around the world. More investment in New Zealand’s tech sector will help drive the economy forward and achieve the objectives outlined in the Government’s Business Growth Agenda.”

“Today’s launch of the Investors Guide is a key milestone towards a digital economy. It’s an easy-to-understand outline of the many opportunities that are present throughout New Zealand’s tech landscape,” Ms Adams says.

“New Zealand is a great place to invest with stable markets and good regulatory oversight. We also have vast opportunities for growth in the tech sector supported by a new and modern Ultra-Fast Broadband network. Attracting new investment into the sector is a key part of reaching our full potential.”

“I look forward to seeing the new guide used to great effect and watching our technology sector go from strength-to-strength,” Mr Joyce says.

A copy of the guide is available here.


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