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.
CBD Awards - For One Night Only
For one night only a memorable evening was created on the banks of the Waikato River, when Hamilton’s best CBD businesses came together to celebrate a night of success, achievement and festivity at the annual CBD Celebration Awards.
Business Awards celebrate local success
The Westpac Waikato Business Awards were held on Friday night celebrating the success of many local businesses despite such a turbulent year. Highlights of the night were Civtec taking home the Supreme Award, showing its continued dedication to quality customer service and the induction of the late Arthur Porter and the Gallagher brothers, Sir William and Dr John, being inducted into the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.
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.
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.