The big picture
Taranaki is New Zealand's energy hub, as well as an important dairy and food processing centre. Driven by a new economic development strategy, the region is rapidly diversifying into new energies, food innovation and tourism, creating fresh opportunities for investors.
Taranaki's long-standing energy industry has created an internationally-focussed economy. Investors can connect with a network of over 200 technical and engineering businesses spanning a wide range of specialised sectors. Thanks to the only deep-sea port on the North Island's West Coast, Taranaki also has a logistics edge for heavy engineering.
Taranaki's rich soils and coastal landscapes support a strong dairy industry as well as significant expertise in secondary processing and bio-extracts, with ample room for new investment in high-value and niche food production.