This year was an important year, both for our city and for ChristchurchNZ. Like Ōtautahi Christchurch, we are moving away from a period of transition, standing strong as the city’s economic development and city profile agency and delivering on our mission of igniting bold ambition.
The Christchurch Prosperity Framework sets an aspiration for Christchurch by defining 10-year goals which speak to the city’s future economic well-being. The 10-year goals are ambitious and strive to create new and better economic opportunities for Christchurch and its people.
The Framework provides direction to inform decision making and prioritisation for government agencies tasked with economic development and regeneration, and assists local and national agencies to make collaborative “best for city” decisions.
The purpose of Christchurch Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is to identify long term growth goals and priorities to 2031 that will create a stronger economy and better quality of life.
The economic development planning ensures that resources, business and investment decisions are steered towards a common set of objectives intended to improve economic outcomes. By setting a common course, engaging with the business community and investing in shared goals, better outcomes will be achieved.
The Business Benchmarking report illustrates what happened to businesses at a sector level after the earthquake. This is the third business accounting data capture (2011, 2013, 2015), and we hope to complete further assessments in 2017 and 2019 which should capture the full impact and recovery process.
The Canterbury Report is produced by CDC bi-annually. It is designed to give the wider business community – in Canterbury and beyond – a comprehensive picture of the state of the region’s economic health, highlighting initiatives around recovery and growth; partnerships; profiles and good-news stories emerging.
Christchurch is a place of transformation – where change and innovation have been embraced, creating a strong economy and vibrant place to live. Alongside a wealth of employment opportunities, Christchurch offers an exceptional quality of life with picturesque parks, an abundance of recreational activities, world-class hospitality, retail and healthcare, first-rate educational facilities and access to some of the most stunning scenery and outdoor escapes in New Zealand.
describes how Christchurch, as New Zealand’s newest, most exciting city has a wealth of business opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs alike.
With a strong, diverse economy; a smart, collaborative workforce and affordable lifestyle options there’s no better place to invest in, or grow a business.
Innovation in Canterbury explores ways to commercialise the high-level of innovation in the region. With input from 50 people who work in the innovation system here in Canterbury, in New Zealand and around the world this research describes ways for the region to realise greater economic value from innovation and identifies what we are doing now to foster, grow and strengthen our local innovation system.