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Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) works on behalf of the Christchurch City Council to help deliver a better way of life through a strong economy. Our team works on a range of evidence based initiatives designed to accelerate the region’s economic growth. Given the opportunity in front of us right now, there has never been a […]

Global Connections 2014: five lessons for exporting companies

Prime Minister John Key and a selection of New Zealand’s export sector leaders addressed the Global Connections 2014 event on Thursday 7 August. Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) are a sponsor of the event which brought together leading export practitioners and commentators with over 200 attendees. While the event provided a wealth of information, here are […]

Champion Canterbury Business Awards finalists announced

Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) wishes to congratulate the finalists for the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards. Across the nine categories, over 40 local companies have been recognised for their enterprise, resiliency and excellence in the region. CDC are a proud sponsor of the Awards, with the winner of the CDC Innovation Award being recognised for […]

Is government keeping up with the pace of technology?

Politicians will share their ideas for the future of the technology sector at a Canterbury Software Cluster hosted event to be held at the University of Canterbury’s Jack Mann Auditorium on Tuesday 5 August. The four panellists – Hon Amy Adams (National Party), Clare Curran (Labour Party), Gareth Hughes (Green Party) and Laila Harré (Internet […]

Global Connections 2014

Global Connections is an event designed to educate and motivate Canterbury exporters to expand their export markets and grow their businesses. Date: Thursday 7 August 2014 Time: 11.30am – 7.30pm Venue: Air Force Museum 45 Harvard Ave Wigram, Christchurch The event will be opened by the Rt. Hon. John Key and feature the following presenters: Phillip Mills – […]

New Zealand entrepreneurs share their global experiences

Some of New Zealand’s most successful entrepreneurs and business people presented at Canterbury Development Corporation’s ‘War Stories from the front line – getting innovations to market’ event today. With an impressive line-up of presenters, from some of our most internationally-competitive companies, the event provided an opportunity for local businesses to hear first-hand about the reality […]

Getting innovations to market: War stories from the front line

A number of recent workshops and seminars have focused on the challenges facing scientists and engineers in moving their research from the lab to the market. War stories from the front line will provide a different perspective, with presenters being people who have overcome the challenges and are in the process of building or have […]

Lessons in Angel Investing

The first Christchurch Angel Investment Meetup is happening soon. Come along to hear the speakers talk about their lessons from the Angel investment scene in New Zealand and to meet like-minded local investors and entrepreneurs. Date: Wednesday 11 June 2014 Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm Venue: Epic Innovation, 78-100 Manchester Street For more information and to RSVP click here.

Christchurch’s future linked to irrigated agriculture

A media statement from Irrigation New Zealand. New research from the Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) shows how linked Christchurch’s future is to irrigated agriculture, says IrrigationNZ. The CDC Summary report; Christchurch and Rural Sectors Relationship Analysis, released today, illustrates clearly the value of Canterbury’s rural economy – particularly when irrigation is factored in – to the country’s second largest city. […]