Welcome to Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC)
CDC’s role is to support, encourage and tangibly influence the economic success of the Greater Christchurch region. We work with a range of industries, government agencies and private sector experts to drive exports, generate wealth and provide a great quality of life for the people who live here.
The Christchurch Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) aims to ensure Christchurch is the best place for business, work and living in Australasia. It sets goals relating to GDP per person, sector performance, average wage rates and quality of life against comparable sized cities. CEDS has a long term focus setting out a pathway for prosperity over the next 20 years.
Please click here to access CDC’s economic strategy and background research papers →
The Christchurch Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) outlines all of the projects that benefit the economy. This includes regional activity which returns benefits to the City economy.
This page list of all the CEDS projects categorized by priorities. This list is regularly updated. We are still building this report and rely on information from lead agencies so there are gaps and differences in the content.
CDC has both a leadership and co-ordination role. It leads some of the projects , but co-ordinates and monitors the whole programme of work.Please click here for more information on all projects.
CDC compiles monthly and quarterly reports on aspects of Canterbury’s economy. This information is widely distributed to government and Council organisations, industry and business in Canterbury and around New Zealand. It builds an accurate picture of the region’s economic activity and allows regional, national and historic comparison.
We also distribute a flagship publication: The Canterbury Report every quarter.
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CDC works with sectors and businesses to support and promote innovation, stimulate enterprise and business growth activities, boost skill development, facilitate access to investment (both private and public) and establish networks.
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Christchurch Economic Infrastructure Stocktake
CDC has prepared a stocktake of economic infrastructure that supports Christchurch. This stocktake, provides an overview of infrastructure sectors as at 1 May 2013.
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Champion Canterbury nominations open
Nominations for this award opened on 8th May 2013. The Awards are open to all organisations regardless of their industry or size and provide extremely high profile and public.
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To view all documents released by CDC please click here →