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Economic development – whakawhanake umanga

A new economic development strategy aimed at sparking greater growth and prosperity in Kāpiti has been collaboratively developed by representatives of the business community, iwi and council.


Key activities in the first three years of this plan

Develop Positioning Kāpiti including ‘Telling the Kāpiti story’, driving business attraction and a digital presence, events such as the Kāpiti Food Fair and move to a new iSite
Build capacity including the Māori economic development fund, youth skills workforce development projects, sector support for ICT and drawing tenants to the Innovation Hub
Establish leadership and responsiveness including a leadership forum, responding to emerging opportunities, advocacy and representation, policy development and liaising at a regional level (Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency) to ensure Kāpiti activities are complementary to regional activities. Ensure competition is avoided
Support iwi-led economic development.


Contribution to outcomes

  • We will deliver the 2015 economic development strategy (implementation plan) and we will involve partners and the business community at appropriate points in the decision-making process.


We plan to spend an average per year of $4.6 million on operations and $2.8 million on capital work for economic development.


Economic development