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Draft Economic Development Strategy

The Manawatū District Council has been working hard to achieve a prosperous future for our District to 2028 and beyond. The establishment of a practical framework with clear actions has been created to guide and direct our actions.

The draft Economic Development Strategy ‘Growing Manawatū’ articulates Council’s economic development vision for 2028, and the actions Council will take together with our community and partners to achieve the best possible future for the people of the Manawatū District.

Our economic objectives build on our outstanding attributes of land, infrastructure and location. Utilising these strengths, our actions focus on supporting the economy in areas where investment and collective action can make the most difference; growing business and employment, and growing skills and capability.

The Manawatū District Council is committed to working with our community and key partners to deliver a local economy that is prosperous and diverse and offers a high quality of life for all.

‘Growing Manawatū’ is a collaborative approach. We recognise the need to engage with Central and Regional Government alongside key agencies such as our Central Economic Development Agency, Talent Central, the education sector and neighbouring Councils. Our strategy importantly recognises the central role of community and the business sector in achieving a more prosperous future for our District.

Click here to download the draft Economic Development Strategy (1.5MB pdf)

Now we want to know what you think.

We want to hear from you. What do you think about Council’s plan to achieve a prosperous future? Do you have any ideas or actions that will support economic well-being in the community? Click here to let us know what you think.

If you do make a submission, you will have an opportunity to present your views to Council after the consultation period has ended. Please state in your submission whether you wish to be heard.

Submissions should be received by the Council no later than 4pm on Friday 3 November 2017