Palmerston North City & Manawatu

Grow your Business

The growth stage of a business is very important. By this stage you should have a good grip on all aspects of your business and be getting ready to implement a strategic plan to take your business to the next step.



Thinking about Exporting or Preparing to Export?

Exporting can help your business grow and prosper. Whatever your product or service it is essential that you understand the key issues


of exporting, evaluate which countries will be the most beneficial to export to and know the client's needs, rules and regulations, pricing, costs, service level expectations, competition and cultural factors. Is your business export ready? Take the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Ready to Export Questionnaire

Growing your Exports

Plan your path to growing your exports with the help of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE). NZTE's purpose is to grow companies internationally - bigger, better, faster - for the benefit of New Zealand.

Visit NZTE's website to find out more.


Investment and Funding

Having sufficient financial resources to support your business can mean the difference between success and failure.  This also includes access to Government funding to assist with innovating and developing your business. Central Economic Development Agency can make connections and introductions to potential business investors.


Callaghan Innovation Research and Development Funding

Callaghan Innovation is focused on growing world class New Zealand companies through innovative technology. Central Economic Development Agency is the Regional Business Partner in the Manawatu - Whanganui Region for Callaghan Innovation’s business investment programme.

Apply for Callaghan Innovation Funding


Contact Us

Central Economic Development Agency can help with:

* Business Retention and Expansion
* Investing in Innovation and Growth
* Export

Contact the team on 06 350 1830