Free Business Advice

Free Business Advice

Waikato business people can now access free advice, support and potentially funding to help their enterprise grow with Open Waikato and Te Waka's business growth experts

Economic overview

Economic overview

There’s no better place to do business than in the Waikato district. Smart investors and business people are Waikato-based because the district offers everything they need, and...

Population

Population

Nearly 40 per cent of New Zealand’s total population lives within a 150km radius of the Waikato district. The Waikato Expressway connects the population of Auckland (1.57...

Freight & Logistics

Freight & Logistics

Waikato district is centrally located between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, making it the perfect logistics solution for freight and manufacturing businesses.

Economic facts

Economic facts

Infometrics delivers economic information, research, analysis and forecasts that can assist businesses and other organisations in making their policy, planning and strategic...

Economic Profile

Economic Profile

The Waikato district is thriving, see below for statistical data on economy, employment, productivity, population, businesses, standard of living, skills and tourism.

Industry sectors

Industry sectors

Waikato’s economy is robust and growing, underpinned by a number of key industries including agriculture, electricity generation, mining and manufacturing. The district is rich...

Waikato Freight Hub

Waikato Freight Hub

Ports of Auckland recognise the opportunities in Waikato district and are developing a Waikato freight hub at Northgate Business Park just north of Hamilton, only minutes to Te...

Labour, skills and employment

Labour, skills and employment

Highly skilled, well-located and motivated staff are a valuable asset, available in the Waikato District. The district hosts a high percentage of self-employed people with 26.4...

Contact Open Waikato

Contact Open Waikato

Location, resources, skills, transport links, infrastructure and all the support business and industry could ask for. Contact Open Waikato, the best place in New Zealand to do...

Resources

The Waikato is a dynamic region that is home to significant environmental, infrastructure and community resources.


Industry Sectors

The Waikato economy is founded on farming, complemented by manufacturing and production. These industries, along with retail, hospitality and business services strongly influence our local labour market.


Strategy

Waikato District Council and its regional partners have developed a broad range of documents, policies and plans that provide direction for future community development and investment. Strategies are generally recognised as the highest level documents, and set the direction for future initiatives.


Case Studies

Located between New Zealand's three fastest growing cities, Waikato District is an open opportunity waiting to be discovered. Here you'll learn why this district is a great place for investment. Learn about our affordable open land, open for business council and open access to national and international markets. Explore some Waikato success stories below.


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