The latest Regional Growth Programme action plan was today launched in Hawke’s Bay
On: 27 July 2016
Matariki – Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan 2016 is a comprehensive plan to diversify and grow the Hawke’s Bay economy, increasing jobs, income and investment in the region.
The plan aims to make Hawke’s Bay the most innovative region in New Zealand, the leading exporter of premium primary produce and a hub for business growth. It focuses on improving pathways to employment, supporting business, lifting innovation and productivity, attracting investment and skilled migrants, developing infrastructure and increasing visitor spending.
As part of the Regional Growth Programme, the plan represents a coordinated approach to lifting the region’s economic performance. Local and central government, businesses and iwi worked together to develop the plan. Implementation of individual actions will be led by various groups and government agencies.
Iwi have been extensively involved in developing the strategy and action plan and have come together to form Te Kahui Ōhanga o Takitimu, which will play a key role in achieving collective economic goals for Māori.
The Hawke’s Bay action plan was informed by the 2014 East Coast Regional Economic Potential Study and complements the wider work of the Government’s Māori economic development strategy, He Kai Kei Aku Ringa and the Business Growth Agenda.