"To inspire, attract and retain individuals, businesses and social enterprises to invest in our region.”

Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) was established by the Waimakariri and Hurunui District Councils in 2002 to promote economic development in North Canterbury and works alongside businesses to develop an innovative and prosperous region. The organisation promotes economic growth by providing support in three key areas:



Support existing businesses to grow and prosper

• ENC will support existing businesses by the provision of training, coaching, mentoring services and networking opportunities

• ENC will celebrate and recognise business leaders in the region

• ENC will assist Hurunui town development as and when invited

• ENC will maintain and manage the ENC Business Centre with the engagement of Corporate Sponsor MainPower, two silver sponsors and eight bronze sponsors and will generate bookings and catering for room hire

Attract and inspire business, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu and Government to invest in our region 

•  ENC will strategically develop partnerships with key influencers to drive economic growth to focus on attracting a significant business to set up in North Canterbury

Promote the Waimakariri District

ENC will promote the Waimakariri District to businesses and visitors through:

• Business Attraction - Promote the District to businesses looking to relocate, work with local developers and building owners seeking to attract commercial and retail businesses to stimulate the economic activity in the district

• Visitor Attraction – Market the District so that visitors are attracted to visit and spend in the District by the special experiences and attractions offered

• Events – Promote and support quality events which reinforce the strengths and brand of the District and are embraced by the community

• The Kaiapoi i-SITE – provide i-SITE services so visitors and residents receive timely, quality information and promotion advice that encourage them to visit and meet their information needs

For a more detailed run-down of what ENC does, view the ENC Guide to Economic Development in North Canterbury document >>