Why Ōtautahi Christchurch Is Your Best Business Destination
More and more organisations are relocating or setting up shop in the thriving city of Ōtautahi Christchurch, drawn by better financial wellbeing, a welcoming business environment, and a quality of life that can attract the best and brightest.
Move Your Business To Christchurch
Download a complimentary, comprehensive report on why moving your business to Christchurch is a smart move. You’ll get:
• Insights on Christchurch’s economy and labour market
• Information on the quality, newly built infrastructure
• Information on future developments planned for the city
• Local businesses leaders’ thoughts on what makes Christchurch different
Coupled with a talent pipeline fed by four tertiaries, resilient built infrastructure, and international connectivity, this city is the obvious place to be.
Consider this our invitation to start exploring your gateway to growth here in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Cost Of Doing Business
A major advantage that Ōtautahi Christchurch holds over other major urban areas in New Zealand is a lower operational cost of doing business.
From relatively affordable commercial space to lower employee costs, the cost of entry is lower for new businesses wanting to establish themselves, especially during the start-up phase. This city is primed for businesses to take advantage.
Ōtautahi Christchurch is an undeniably desirable city to live and work in, with affordable city housing and a backyard of accessible adventure. Our talent pipeline is fed by four world-class tertiaries, and the region punches above its weight for producing skilled graduates ready for the work force.
Ōtautahi Christchurch is a test bed city, where existing strengths in tech and manufacturing make for rapid prototyping and innovation.
The city has a focus on our Clusters, areas of regional strength and global opportunity, including aerospace and future transport, hi-tech services, health tech and resilient communities, and food, fibre and agritech.
Ōtautahi Christchurch is one of the most economically resilient and fastest growing areas in New Zealand. We’ve learnt a fair bit about overcoming challenges beyond our control, and our established economic diversity has created a strong level of resilience and a focus on future economic growth.
Named by NZ Entrepreneur Magazine as New Zealand’s ‘start-up boomtown’, Ōtautahi Christchurch has the perfect testing environment and business culture to give new ideas a go.
The city collaborates with tertiaries and innovation incubators to create pathways for smart ideas to quickly get the support needed to develop, grow and ultimately create more world-class businesses.
Connectivity With Your Industry
It’s easy to do business here and connect with other like-minded innovators.
George Wills Managing Director at Media Suite says explains it perfectly – “Other cities are a lot more cut-throat, you’d never be having a beer with your competitor and telling them how to improve something but in Christchurch that’s normal.
A City With Talent
We have a depth of talent across multiple industries including professional services, tech, manufacturing, and engineering.
Our world-class universities work with industry to grow future-focused, work-ready graduates; while the city’s affordability and unbeatable lifestyle - easy commutes and access to mountains and beaches - attract the best in field.
Unlocking the Potential of Hemp
A training platform aimed at retailers goes from strength to strength
Being a High-Growth Global Software Company
Seequent is Always on the Lookout for New Talent – Including Here in Christchurch
Brush Technology and Hivemind
World-first monitoring system a boon for beekeepers
Canterbury History of Innovation Series
Canterbury innovators have left their mark on the region, the country, and the rest of the world
Access Over Ownership, New Rental App Developed in Christchurch
Embracing the Latest Technology Advancements to Create Digital Experiences
Cactus Has a Vision to Revitalise the Local Apparel Sector
Making a Bigger and Better Impact
Manaakitanga at the country’s classiest fish and chip joint
Why Invert Robotics was Launched in Christchurch
Christchurch Strikes the Right Chord for Musician
Fuelling Future Transport
Christchurch is the Perfect Place to Take Risks
Came to Christchurch for the talent — but the lifestyle is pretty good, too!
Other big corporates should follow ANZ’s lead and take the ‘leap of faith’.
Not Another Studio
Exploring the unrivalled lifestyle in Christchurch
A Little Goes a Long Way
The Starting Point for Expeditions
Fulfilling Multiple Career Aspirations in Christchurch
Creating A New Legacy
The Christchurch Company Exploring Financial Literacy
Christchurch Lures Black Seeds Talent South
Virtual Medical Coaching
A better, more immersive way for students to learn
A Christchurch start-up has developed a virtual reality form of exposure therapy to address phobias and social anxiety
It is great to be back in the heart of the CBD where everything is happening. Christchurch before the earthquakes was a place where a lot of business happened by bumping into people in the CBD – and it is fantastic to see that things have returned to that ‘old normal’. We love it here!Don MacKenzie, Grant Thornton
We’re really noticing the vibrancy of being back in the city. We’re particularly enjoying the opportunity to raise our profile again locally, and engage with people more easily by being in the heart of the CBD…Mike Stenhouse, Director Sheffield