Who we are

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is the government’s lead business-facing agency. Our purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities for all and by ensuring good quality housing is more affordable.

MBIE was formed in July 2012 by bringing together the Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Department of Labour and Department of Building and Housing.


Our purpose

MBIE’s contribution to improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders is summarised in our purpose, to grow New Zealand for all.

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Our character

Learn more about how MBIE will deliver on its purpose.

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Our ministers

We work with ministers across a range of portfolios and votes.

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Our partners

We collaborate and partner with a range of Crown entities, statutory bodies and advisory boards to achieve our purpose.

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Our publications

MBIE produces a range of corporate publications to help keep you informed about the work to we do to Grow New Zealand for all. Corporate publications include annual reports, statements of intent and briefings to Ministers.

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