Our website Invest Waipā showcases our district to the national and international community of investors, as well as providing help to existing Waipā businesses looking to grow.
The site is aimed at new businesses looking for direction and assistance, with an interactive section on how to get a business started in the Waipā which includes a step-by-step approach to local rules and regulations.
Economic Development Strategy
We are preparing a new Economic Wellbeing Strategy that creates resilience and prosperity for our people and our businesses. Waipa is an accessible and attractive place to do business, with opportunities for new and existing business to grow.
Our refreshed strategy is now in draft.
Original 2012 Strategy View the Economic Development Strategy.
We have reviewed the outcomes from the original 2012 strategy.
Our region at a Glance
Our up-to-date online interactive reports provides all the economic metrics you need to understand our district.
Waipā has remained the strongest district economy in New Zealand. The resilient agricultural sector in Waipā helped keep up economy momentum throughout lockdowns, with solid dairy prices supporting farmers, contractors, suppliers and food processing in the area.
Consumer and domestic visitor spending has held up in spite of lockdowns. Minimal international migration has limited population growth, but growth has come from internal migration, predominantly out of Auckland, with the resident population sitting at nearly 60,000. Investment in housing, industry and commercial is very strong.
You can see more about our Economic Profile and Monitor here: