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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. 

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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.


Techweek - Demystifying AI - How Small and Medium Enterprises can benefit from AI

Category: Business

A gentle introduction to AI, the opportunities and challenges on the immediate horizon in the context of SMEs. In this power session with World-leading AI expert, Professor Albert Bifet, we'll explore some of the groundbreaking open source software developed right here in Aotearoa and delve into some of the exciting ways AI is going to change life - and business - as we know it.

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