It seems you’re using a browser that is a little past its time and our website might not be able to perform as it should.
If you’d like to have the best experience on WellingtonNZ.com, you can easily update your browser to get the most out of our website and many more for that matter.dismiss this message
30 Aug 2016
Chief Executive Chris Whelan signalled that in the last financial year, WREDA has achieved a number of significant wins for Wellington's economy, at the same time as conducting a major amalgamation process.
Mr Whelan said the organisation was already cutting a new economic path for the region, working closely with stakeholders from Masterton to Kapiti - and everywhere in between.
"Tourism numbers are at record highs, high–end retailer David Jones and international service centre Minacs have both embraced Wellington, and the number of students pursuing their dreams here goes from strength to strength."
"Growing the economy is key to a successful city and region and this belief underpins WREDA’s work. The five entities we brought together over the last year to form WREDA have delivered great results whilst simultaneously preparing for the challenges ahead. We’ll continue to enhance our programmes, as well as launching new initiatives to help ‘shift the dial’ on Wellington’s key economic indicators."
Mr Whelan pledged that WREDA will continue to work with government shareholders, commercial partners, industry bodies and individual businesses to drive the Wellington region towards becoming the most prosperous, vibrant and liveable region in Australasia.
"There is no longer any doubt – Wellington is ‘catching fire’ economically, with Prime Minster John Key remarking on exactly that at the recent Wellington Gold Awards."
1. Tourism promotion
2. Business attraction
3. Talent attraction
4. International Education
5. Business events
6. Media program
7. Business growth
8. Screen Wellington
10. Events marketing
11. Digital marketing