• The latest Quarterly Economic Report

    Reciprocal relationship between Christchurch and region.

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  • The Canterbury Report Summer 2016

    Find out about the latest economic insights, business profiles, interviews, success stories and events from across the region.

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  • City of Opportunity for Entrepreneurs and Investors

    Christchurch is a place of transformation – where change
    and innovation have been embraced, creating a strong
    economy and vibrant place to live.

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Big Picture Thinker

In 2013 CDC revised the Christchurch Economic Development Strategy.

The purpose of Christchurch Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is to identify long term growth goals and priorities to 2031 that will create a stronger economy and better quality of life.

Our vision for the economy of Christchurch is that in 2031 Christchurch is recognised as the best place for business, work, study and living in Australasia.

Business Supporter

CDC supports businesses with high-growth potential to get bigger and better, be more efficient, to invest wisely and export.

We have a focus on these growth sectors: Manufacturing, Technology, Agriculture and International Education.

New Ideas Enabler

Through CDC Innovation we enhance the Canterbury Regional Innovation System and invest in start-up companies (in association with powerHouse Ventures).

CDC Innovation is a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) supported initiative to accelerate the commercialisation of innovation in Canterbury.

CDC Achievements Over the Years

Learnings from SaaStr - Scaling together 1

Learnings from SaaStr - Scaling together

If you’re in a SaaS company and serious about scaling, you…
Justin Milano - Four Pillars for Entrepreneurial Success

Justin Milano - Four Pillars for Entrepreneurial Success

If you are an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or simply want to encourage…
Reciprocal relationship between Christchurch and region

Reciprocal relationship between Christchurch and region

Employment and population figures show the reciprocal relationship…
Food & Beverage Business Fundamentals Workshop 1

Applications closing: business growth programme not to be missed

Christchurch businesses eyeing expansion into global markets…

Latest Documents

Canterbury Report 13
CDCH Statement of Intent 2
Quarterly Monitoring Reports 1