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A booming tech hub. A world leading agritech and future foods centre. A magnet for medical excellence and health-tech. A launchpad for future transport and aerospace. 

It’s all happening – here. A test-bed for innovation, Christchurch’s progressive eco-system connects enterprise, education and talent to grow sustainable businesses, solve global problems, and create a better future for all. 

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Our Start-Up & Innovation Ecosystem

How to take your business idea to the next level.
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Why do business in Ōtautahi Christchurch?

Ōtautahi Christchurch’s economic development strategy is driven by the spirit of exploration that runs throughout everything we do as a city. Aotearoa’s newest city has a thriving tech sector, a talent pool serviced by three world-class universities, and a progressive mindset and innovation eco-system like none other. Supernodes are creating the jobs of the future; while our diverse natural landscapes mean your next adventure is never more than 20 minutes away. Read more about the opportunity here.

Most affordable commercial rent

13%
cheaper than Auckland
17%
cheaper than Wellington
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Perfect place to start a business

188
Businesses were created for every 10,000 residents in 2019

Internationally connected

200+
International flights weekly
20
Minute drive to the CBD from the airport

Highly educated workforce

3
Internationally Recognised Universities
2
Polytechnics including the largest in the South Island

Everything You Need

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Career Opportunities

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a city of opportunity where new ways of doing things are explored and conquered. For students, graduates, and professionals, Ōtautahi Christchurch has the jobs, networks, and lifestyle you want.

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Support For Your Business

Ōtautahi Christchurch is the perfect place to start and grow a business with local and global reach. An eco-system for innovation and optimisation, there's also plenty of affordable space and infrastructure for more established businesses to relocate to.

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