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There are a variety of grants and incentives available to help you to develop and grow your business activities in Wellington.
They will be investing up to $32 million per annum through the 2015 Science Investment Round for various projects focusing on targeted research and smart ideas.
New Zealand’s official export credit agency, the Export Credit Office, sells a range of New Zealand government backed trade credit insurances and financial guarantees to assist exporters or their international buyers’ access to credit.
They work closely with exporters, their bankers, bond providers and international buyers to help exporters be more competitive to secure export sales.
This can be of huge benefit to your business in the following areas:
A new regional incentive opportunity was announced in December 2014 for businesses to set up in Upper Hutt, just a 30 minute drive from Wellington’s CBD.
The package also eliminates fees associated with building and resource consent for new commercial and industrial developments as well as removing rates for significant new developments for three years.
The government offers business research and development (R&D) funding, managed by Callaghan Innovation, which aims to accelerate commercial innovation in New Zealand.
The Callaghan Innovation offers training, advice, research and technical services, as well as funding to help create a competitive advantage for your business.
Callaghan Innovation distributes more than $140 million a year in business funding, through three different programmes: