Business in North Canterbury

Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) is the economic development agency for North Canterbury. ENC works alongside businesses and people to develop an innovative and prosperous region. We offer training, networking functions, free assessments of business skills, job search and often have several specific on going projects dealing with broadband, agribusiness, district promotions and much more.

Latest Business Confidence Survey Released

The results show that business confidence remains strong in North Canterbury with optimism and activity being realised into hiring, investment, increased sales and profits. This aligns with NZIER’s April business confidence survey telling us that business confidence in NZ in at its highest level since mid 1994. For the latest and archived results and other results visit our Economic Monitors.

First chance to help shape red zone’s future

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he expects huge participation in the public engagement process to determine the future use of the Waimakariri District’s residential red zones.

“A public engagement campaign launches today,” Mr Brownlee says. Read the full media release.


Latest Infometric and CAM Reports

Current Local Business Confidence

The latest Infometrics for the Waimakariri economy is available with several key points highlighted while the Hurunui District Council has now formally adopted its Annual Plan (July 2013 - June 2014)

The latest Commerical Accommodation Monitor (CAM) report is also available for both districts.

Recently ENC sought the views of a range of businesses in North Canterbury on the economic situation they face.

Please read the full update prepared by Heike Lulay, the Senior Policy Analyst at the Waimakariri District Council.

For your interest past surveys are also available


North Canterbury Stronger & Better Than Ever

Through sharing their stories and connections with ENC we will show you how four business in North Canterbury have grown from strength to strength.

The latest statistical information relating to spending in Rangiora and Kaiapoi shows how North Canterbury businesses are better than ever also.

 River activities on the Kaiapoi River
Business Attraction

The Town Centres of Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend, Pegasus Town and Oxford have had town centre strategies adopted that set out the vision, key themes and specific strategy actions.

ENC Business Partners

ENC has developed a Business Partnership with Business Service Providers who are offering their skills and expertise to those in North Canterbury.

Currently we are featuring the following trusted partners: -

Business Solutions

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