Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) is the economic development agency for Christchurch City Council.

The fundamental aims of CDC are to:

  • Drive regional economic growth for the benefit of the community
  • Plan and forecast economic and workforce dynamics which accelerate the key productivity drivers in the region
  • Identify sectors and businesses with high growth potential and support their development
  • Be the national leader in the commercialisation of innovation
  • Complement and support national and local government aims and initiatives

CDC’s Mission

  • In partnership with the Christchurch City Council (CCC) and other lead agencies to aid earthquake recovery for local businesses and industry
  • Drive long term sustainable growth
  • Revise and expand the Christchurch Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
  • Lead the Canterbury Regional Innovation System (CRIS) and drive the successful commercialisation of innovation
  • Help high growth local firms achieve their potential
  • Grow key business sectors
  • Attract, retain and develop high quality skills, investment and jobs
  • Enable infrastructure
  • CDC key achievements and client stories

CDC’s services are free and confidential. Get in touch with us now to find out how we can help your business reach its growth potential.

Other Useful Links

If you’re new to Canterbury or not sure if CDC is the right organisation to help you, click on the below links to find out how to: