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Central Hawke’s Bay has a support business network

The Central Hawke’s Bay business community may be small but are a team who work together and do business regularly in broader Hawke’s Bay including showcasing local products at Farmer’s Market at least twice a year. The economy remains in good shape, with business confident enough to invest and create jobs including local agricultural businesses such as Stevenson and Taylor who continue to be buoyed, growing staff numbers, scope and expertise from their base in Waipukurau.

There is a thriving Central Hawke’s Bay business network made up of local business owners that meet regularly to share knowledge, expertise and insight into how the district can work together to support each other and attract people into the community.

Don’t miss out on the opportunities that Central Hawke’s Bay has to offer.

Our growth at a glance includes:

  • Consistent growth in consenting for new residential dwellings with a 247% boost in new lots being created in the last financial year
  • An additional 1700 new homes are forecast by 2031
  • Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Central Hawke’s Bay has continued to emerge as a unique tourism location, sustaining a 1% rise in tourism spend, despite many Districts seeing a rapid decline
  • The total employee count grew by 1.6% for the 2020 – 2021 period, with agriculture, forestry and fishing, manufacturing and construction remaining the three biggest industries in the District
  • With agricultural activity alone making up on 30% of Central Hawke’s Bay’s total GDP, and the activity remaining the Districts primary employment sector – the benefits of agriculture remain at the heart of the District.