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Why Christchurch

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a City of Opportunity

New Zealand is ranked first in the world for ease of doing business. Christchurch is the country’s newest and second-largest city, and has been re-built with the future of business in mind.

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Innovation Ecosystem

We’re not afraid of taking risks or exploring new opportunities.

Christchurch is a strong innovation centre offering world class incubator and accelerator programmes to help businesses start and grow.

Our natural and regulatory environments provide the perfect testing ground for new ideas, while our compact city is affordable, accessible, and easy to navigate.

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Voted the country’s friendliest city, we welcome newcomers with open arms.

Established and emerging New Zealand and international businesses contribute to our diverse and resilient economy.

Nearby air and seaports take our ideas and people to the world, and active industry networks make it easy to meet like-minded people. Our innovation precinct, health precinct and agri-tech hub all offer modern working environments and opportunities for collaboration.

We have some of the most cost-effective commercial space in the country.

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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.

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A City with a Future - Supernodes

Our city knows a thing or two about resilience and how to offer a supportive, progressive environment that helps businesses flourish and grow.

Industry, tertiaries, iwi and government are all working together to create a prosperous future for Canterbury. We are capitalizing on existing strengths and global opportunity to develop four mega-clusters called Supernodes: Aerospace and Future Transport, Food, Fibre and Agritech, Health-tech and Resilient Communities, and Hi-Tech services.

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Success Stories

See how our local businesses have thrived in Ōtautahi Christchurch, or read more here

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Hear from one of our specialists about moving you or your business to Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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