Business Growth Agenda
The Business Growth Agenda is an ambitious programme of work that will support New Zealand businesses to grow, in order to create jobs and improve New Zealanders’ standard of living. The Business Growth Agenda is delivering innovative initiatives and policy reforms that will help create a more productive and competitive economy.
The Business Growth Agenda focuses on six key “ingredients” businesses need to grow: Export markets, innovation, infrastructure, skilled and safe workplaces, natural resources, and capital. Each of these has its own programme of work.
Progress reports will outline what’s being done to improve the business environment, and what further improvements are planned.
- Business Growth Agenda Cabinet Paper [1 MB PDF]
- Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee Paper: Business Growth Agenda [502 KB PDF]
The Building Innovation work stream of the Business Growth Agenda aims to grow New Zealand’s economy by encouraging and enabling investment in research and development, and lifting the value of public investments in science and research.
The export markets work stream of the Business Growth Agenda aims to increase exports by New Zealand businesses, which is necessary to lift New Zealand’s economic growth and living standards.
The building infrastructure work stream of the Business Growth Agenda aims to provide the physical platform that will support sustained economic growth.
The Building Natural Resources work stream of the Business Growth Agenda aims to make better use of New Zealand’s abundant natural resources, so we can continue to grow our economy and look after our environment.
The Building Capital Markets work stream of the Business Growth Agenda aims to ensure New Zealand has high performing capital markets that support investment, growth and jobs.
The skilled and safe workplaces work stream of the Business Growth Agenda aims to improve the safety of the workforce and build sustained economic growth through a skilled and responsive labour market.
We are interested in receiving feedback on any part of the Business Growth Agenda. You can provide feedback by using the forms.
The Regional Economic Activity Report presents available official economic data on New Zealand’s sixteen regions. It is designed to support the Business Growth Agenda by improving decisions that affect local and national economic performance.
As part of the Business Growth Agenda, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment has prepared the New Zealand Sectors Reports Series.
This report shows the significant progress the Government has made across six areas that are critical for business success and growth. It is the most recent BGA progress report, following the release of individual BGA workstream reports published between August 2012 and February 2013 and that are available from this page.