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    Reciprocal relationship between Christchurch and 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

Techweek'17 - Navigating the startup support system

Techweek'17 - Navigating the startup support system

Join us for an informal breakfast session to learn what support…
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New Zealand Lion Series 2017

The 2017 British & Irish Lions will play 10 matches on their…
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Cruise berth benefits well beyond tourism

Christchurch needs to attract more smart, skilled people to ensure…
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Christchurch tech sector impresses Prime Minister

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Latest Documents

Christchurch - A city of opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors
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