Investment Attraction & International Relations
Building and developing our international connections will make the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region more competitive. Targeted international relations activity provides the sub-region with opportunities to build friendships, attract skilled migrants, grow our business community, welcome international students and tourists, encourage appropriate investment and to make the most of our sister city relationships – recognising that many of these activities are interrelated.
Priority One led the development of a collaborative Tauranga/Western Bay of Plenty International Strategy. The strategy will assist in identifying investment opportunities, connecting people and resources, and leveraging the combined efforts of Priority One, Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Tourism Bay of Plenty, Export Bay of Plenty and Education Tauranga to maximise mutually beneficial economic outcomes for the sub-region.
Priority One also supports Tauranga City Council in maximising economic opportunities arising from its partnerships with international cities, ensuring these relationships are strategically aligned to support economic growth. Tauranga City Council has formal relationships with the following three cities in Asia:
In addition, Priority One represents Tauranga City Council at the NZ Inc China Engagement Forum - a national initiative supporting implementation of the NZ China Strategy. The first NZ-China Mayoral Forum was held in Xiamen in September 2015 and focused on increasing two way trade and investment in education, tourism and the primary industries.
To find out more about investment opportunities in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty, click on the images below for English and Chinese language verions.