Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Innovation and retail key to Wellington’s economic growth

Hon Steven Joyce
Minister for Economic Development

15 October 2015

Innovation and retail key to Wellington’s economic growth

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2015 Regional Economic Activity Report, which highlights areas of growth and opportunity for the Wellington region.

“Wellington has the second largest economy in New Zealand, has the highest mean household income and has a wide range of economic activities within the region. The Report shows that the region is becoming more diverse and building its competitive advantage across a range of sectors.” Mr Joyce says.

“The Report highlights the strength in the region which include innovation, Research and Development, the creative industries and information technology. There are also major infrastructure projects such as Transmission Gully and the Kapiti Expressway that are creating employment and development opportunities.

However, the Report also identifies the opportunity for the region to grow the retail sector and attract more skilled people over the coming years.” Mr Joyce says

The Report was produced by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and provides the most recent facts on the economy of each region. It supports the Government’s Business Growth Agenda by increasing understanding of the New Zealand economy and its component regional economies. The report highlights trends and opportunities for each region, to inform better decision making and investment attraction.

“The Government has a full range of projects in the Business Growth Agenda to help the Wellington benefit from its economic opportunities. We will continue to work with Wellington’s business and community leaders to build on its strengths and attract new investment to grow jobs and incomes.”

The 2015 Report is complemented by a data-and-functionality-enhanced web tool as well as a new mobile app with interactive maps and charts. This information will be regularly updated as new statistics become available.

“The improved web tool and new mobile app will make it easier for councils, business groups and residents of different regions across New Zealand to compare and contrast the economic fortunes of different regions, and explore in more depth how economic growth can be achieved in their particular region,” says Mr Joyce.

The Regional Economic Activity Report and interactive website are availableHERE

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Why The Greens Shouldn’t Join The Government

We know she’s a miracle worker, but can Jacinda Ardern really find a cure for capitalism? Tough job. Especially when Ardern is being expected to fix the effects of capitalism – child poverty, unaffordable housing, social inequality – without radically changing the economic structures that keep on generating those outcomes. Unfortunately, Ardern and her Finance Minister Grant Robertson are not by temperament (or by ideology) radical, risk taking politicians... More>>


 

PSA: Labour-Led Government Has Mandate For Transformation, Equality And Transparency

The Public Service Association welcomes the progressive electoral landslide New Zealand voters delivered on Saturday, and the union says its members look forward to implementing policies that reduce poverty and inequality, support affordable housing ... More>>

ALSO:

Poll: Labour On 46%, National 31%, While Greens And ACT Both On 8%

Tonight's political poll puts Labour on 46 percent and National on 31 percent with just one day remaining until election day. More>>

ALSO:

NZ First: Winston Peters Returns To Tauranga In Final Campaign Sprint

NZ First leader Winston Peters is on the final campaign sprint after a marathon tour of the whole country as he fights for his political survival, writes Jo Moir. More>>

ALSO:

Election: Labour Releases Full Manifesto

The Labour Party Manifesto sets the ongoing COVID recovery as the top priority for Government. More>>

ALSO:


Stats NZ: New Report Shows Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Climate

Climate change is already happening in New Zealand and could have a profound impact on future generations of New Zealanders, a new report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ says. Our atmosphere and climate 2020 , released today, includes analysis ... More>>

ALSO:

Judith Collins: Obese People Must Take Responsibility For 'personal Choices'

National Party leader Judith Collins has described obesity as a weakness and says people should not 'blame systems for personal choices'. More>>

Māori Party: Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory

John Tamihere’s election campaign is on the rise and on track to return the Māori Party to parliament, a new Māori TV poll has revealed. The poll released on 11 October during the seventh and final Māori TV Maori Electoral campaign coverage has Tamihere ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Four-Year Terms Of Parliament, And On How The US Courts Are Dismantling Democracy

Last week, the issue of four-year parliamentary terms surfaced again. Infuriatingly, it is being discussed purely in terms of its convenience for political parties. They’d get so much more time to enact their policies, free of scrutiny or sanction by voters ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels