Voted ‘the coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington has the highest proportion of people employed in knowledge intensive services.
The region is largely urban with a rural hinterland supporting forestry, agriculture and winemaking.
- High-tech hub
- Creative industries
- Highly educated workforce
- Compact capital city
Areas of opportunity
Dynamic screen sector
Wellington is an internationally recognised centre for post-production and visual effects technology. Post-production companies from the United States and United Kingdom take advantage of the time difference, which sees work completed overnight in Wellington. There are opportunities to invest in this rapidly growing sector.
Fast-growing, creative digitech industry
The region has the highest concentration of web-based and digital technology companies per capita in New Zealand. Investors can take advantage of globally competitive rental and operational costs, urban compactness, and robust data and telecommunications connections, which create an ideal environment for web and mobile software development.
High quality business process operations
Wellington is a world-class, cost-effective location to establish higher value customer service, technical support and business processing centres to service international demand.
Who to contact
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
For more information on opportunities and guidance about investing in New Zealand, email our investment specialists.
Grow Wellington is the regional economic development agency that exists to accelerate economic growth in the Wellington region and make it more internationally competitive.
For more information and help in the region, contact Grow Wellington.