A great place to run and build a business
Why it’s easier to set up business in South Waikato
The South Waikato region has affordable land, an eager, educated workforce, a collaborative local government
and a strategic location for fast access to markets around the world.
There are a number of developments in and around the main towns of South Waikato. There’s space for virtually any size business, from small and medium boutique operations to large scale production facilities. The land is among the most affordable in New Zealand, making South Waikato one of the most cost-effective options for your business.
Fast Access to Markets
New Zealand is perfectly positioned for quick access to markets around the Pacific Rim (including the west coast of the United States), and South Waikato is perfectly placed within New Zealand. The South Waikato District is within just two hours drive of the cities of Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, which are home to half the country’s population. A strong rail and road hub links South Waikato to the Ports of Tauranga and Auckland, ideal for importing goods from overseas as well as exporting finished products to anywhere in the world.
A Supportive Local Council
The South Waikato District Council will help you get your business up and running as quickly as possible, with dedicated support and streamlined processes. We work closely with overseas investors, entrepreneurs and business owners to make the whole process as smooth as possible.
Established Infrastructure and Labour Supply
All of the facilities you need to set up a business are already in place, with the Government committed to ongoing infrastructure investment. New Zealand’s main highway runs north to south through the District, making the movement of goods safe and cost efficient. All of South Waikato’s main towns have Ultrafast fibre so you can connect globally with optimal speed and performance. The District has a great pool of potential employees who are keen to live and work locally. A range of local education providers ensure an ongoing stream of employees whose skills can be tailored to suit your business.