Auckland has 37 percent of New Zealand’s GDP and a population of 1.6 million (forecast to rise by another million within 25 years).
Auckland is the heart of New Zealand’s world-class food and beverage and high-value manufacturing, and internationally regarded as a business-friendly and innovation-oriented city, through its vibrant ICT, digital, and other high-tech businesses.
- Global food manufacturing powerhouse
- Strong population growth
- Innovative and dynamic ICT service sector
- Rapid infrastructure growth
Areas of opportunity
Fast growing ICT sector
Auckland’s smart ICT and digital companies are attracting global partners with world-class software, apps, games, and other products and services. The fast-growing GridAKL innovation precinct forms the hub of a regional innovation corridor. Global ICT companies are choosing business-friendly Auckland to service Asia Pacific markets.
Food processing powerhouse
Two thirds of New Zealand’s top 50 food and beverage companies are headquartered in Auckland, including multinationals. Companies are employing ground-breaking local research and indigenous ingredients to develop high-value natural products for global markets.
High-value manufacturing hub
Smart research and skills have given Auckland international recognition for high-value manufacturing and precision engineering. Auckland has leading-edge businesses in advanced materials, 3D printing, robotics, and space technology.
Who to contact
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)
ATEED is an Auckland Council organisation, established to lift the region's economic performance. They champion and integrated approach to developing business sectors across the region, working with central government and the private sector to maximise benefits for Auckland.
For more information and help in the region, contact ATEED.