Regional economic development

Government is investing in regionally focused initiatives to enhance economic development opportunities. The Provincial Development Unit (PDU) has been established to support delivery of these commitments. We also have a suite of Regional Economic Activity Tools that present social and economic data on our regions.

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Provincial Development Unit

The Provincial Development Unit (PDU) was established in 2018 within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to support delivery of government funding to enhance economic development opportunities in regional New Zealand.

Modelled Territorial Authority Gross Domestic Product

Our experimental Modelled Territorial Authority Gross Domestic Product (MTAGDP) estimates provide annual GDP estimates for 66 territorial authority areas and 18 industry groups.

Regional Economic Activity Tools

The Regional Economic Activity web tool, mobile apps and reports are tools to explore information and data on New Zealand's regions.