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Top reasons to invest in Wellington

Genuine growth potential in a stable and secure environment makes Wellington an ideal location for investors. Our global reputation for transparency and investor protection means Wellington is a place where investing is easy.

New Zealand is ranked first for investor protection

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New Zealand has a stable economic environment for investment. Investors can feel confident in the opportunities here as we were ranked 1st for Investor Protection in the ‘Doing Business’ report by the World Bank in 2016.

Wellington is a city on the rise

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Wellington has been rated as one of the top small cities in the Asia-Pacific region for investment by FDI Intelligence, second only to Kuala Lumpur. The FDI Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2015/16 report compares economic potential, connectivity and business friendliness across 163 cities with populations of less than 2.5 million. 

A secure and stable economy to do business in

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New Zealand successfully weathered the global economic crisis well and has emerged strongly. Our economic growth also rebounded quickly from the transitory dip experienced in the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, and the rebuild has provided further growth opportunities for the nation.

Wellington is the digital and tech hub of New Zealand

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Wellington has the highest concentration of web-based digital and technology companies in New Zealand. We thrive on bringing innovation to life and our booming digital technology industry has removed all barriers to creativity, opening the doors to endless investment opportunities.

Global reputation for innovation

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Wellington features in the top 20 most innovative cities in the Asia Pacific on the Global Innovation Index in 2013. Our global reputation for innovation and cutting-edge creativity means Wellington is the place to find your next opportunity.

Wellington is the center of New Zealand's government

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Wellington is New Zealand’s government hub, and proactively supports business innovation and startup accelerators. You’ll sit alongside policy-makers and changers, thought-leaders and investment experts to get the most out of your investments.

Do business in the least corrupt nation in the world

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New Zealand is a reliable and assuring choice for many investors. We’ve been rated the least corrupt country in the world for eight years in a row, and are now ranked second behind only Denmark on Transparency International’s Global Corruption Index.

Work with the most highly educated people in the country

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Wellington has the most highly educated workforce in New Zealand, meaning our people have the skills and the knowledge to take your business opportunities to the next level to grow your investments.

Home of New Zealand’s Stock Exchange

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Wellington is home to the New Zealand Stock Exchange and the ‘Big Four’ professional services firms (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and KPMG) have a strong presence in here as well as more niche investment advisory companies ready to provide you with guidance on Wellington’s investment market.

A top location for business and investment

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New Zealand is well respected location for doing business and starting a business. In 2016, we were ranked the No.1 country for starting a business and No.2 for ease of starting a business in the World Bank Index Doing Business Report.

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