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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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COVID-19: Business Support Information

For updates on COVID-19 support for businesses, please view our information page.

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How to Support Local

Business in Ōtautahi Christchurch like your favourite tourism experience, cake shop, florist and crafty goods store now need your help. Here are some ways to spread the love in Ōtautahi Christchurch and in our wider region in this difficult time.
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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

cheaper than Auckland
cheaper than Wellington

Perfect place to start a business

Businesses were created for every 10,000 residents in 2019

Internationally connected

International flights weekly
Minute drive to the CBD from the airport

Highly educated workforce

Internationally Recognised Universities
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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Read more about why people choose to do business in Ōtautahi

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Connect with the Business Team

Hear from one of our specialists about relocating or growing your business in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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