The Waikato is home to hundreds of thriving businesses whose people enjoy the economic, social and lifestyle benefits our region has to offer.
The Waikato region is located on a nationally significant infrastructure corridor and is a prime location from which to take advantage of significant freight and logistics hubs.
Doing business in the Waikato gives you access to our region’s young, educated and ambitious workforce, supported by a strong network of education providers.
As the Waikato’s economic development agency, Te Waka, works alongside businesses to help them start-up, relocate or grow their operations. Whether you’re looking for funding, business advice or networking opporutnities, Te Waka can help.
Business Advisory Service
Our Advisors take a bird's-eye look at your whole business, then help you connect with the right resources and experts so you can build capability and grow.
As part of a national network of people who can help, we’re your first port of call when you want to grow your enterprise efficiently and effectively.
Waikato Food Inc Award Winners Announced
Sky City Hamilton was a buzz on Monday night as over 300 people came together to celebrate the Waikato Food Inc Awards.
Helping Waikato find work #onejobatatime
A group of business organisations across the Waikato are doing a united, simultaneous drive this Labour weekend to help Waikato people find work.
Hamilton’s first dedicated gluten-free bakery to open
Bliss Bakery, Hamilton’s only 100% gluten-free bakery, is opening a pop-up store at Queenwood Village in Chartwell on Friday 2nd October. Bliss Bakery’s products have previously been available online for click and delivery, or at the Tamahere Market, but their three month pop-up store will give customers, and gluten-conscious locals, a chance to experience their products like never before.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tours NZ’s newest milk powder spray dryer in Waikato
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited the Waikato Innovation Park today where she toured the newly-completed $50 million industrial spray dryer situated on the campus.
The Digital Pop - Up Shop
The Digital Pop-Up Shop is a week packed with book-able training sessions where you’ll learn how to improve your business with powerful digital tools.
Foundations of Emotional Intelligence 1-Day Workshop
This one-day workshop equips participants with the foundational knowledge and skills to use emotions intelligently at work. Participants will have a robust rationale and framework they can use to start developing an ability to perceive, use, understand and manage emotions in themselves and others.