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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

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…
Christchurch Student Welcome

Christchurch Student Welcome

Christchurch Educated would like to welcome students to feel…
Food & Beverage Business Fundamentals Workshop 1

Applications closing: business growth programme not to be missed

Christchurch businesses eyeing expansion into global markets…
Lessons learnt from Christchurch earthquakes helping Kaikoura business recovery

Lessons learnt from Christchurch earthquakes helping Kaikoura business recovery

Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) and the Canterbury Employers’…

Latest Documents

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