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Hamilton City

Hamilton City
Map of New Zealand, with the Hamilton district highlighted
Hamilton City mural

The Waikato region’s largest city, Hamilton is an innovative and diverse city with over 160 ethnic groups speaking over 80 languages.


Thanks to Hamilton’s resilient economy, it has experienced high levels of population, GDP and job growth in recent years. According to Hamilton City Council’s Growth Outlook Report, the healthcare and manufacturing industries each make up 10% of Hamilton’s GDP.

Hamilton’s biggest industry contributors to GDP are healthcare, manufacturing, and professional, scientific and technical services. Hamilton City Council is also home to multiple Hamilton businesses working in the agricultural technology sector, and plans to attract more Agritech companies to advance economic growth within the municipality. To this end, Hamilton is home of the National Agricultural event Fieldays, which is the largest agricultural exhibition in New Zealand.


Hamilton is part of the ‘golden triangle’ with Auckland and Tauranga. Hamilton also has its own airport, and has had $37 million in funding confirmed to improve biking, walking and public transport options within the Hamilton City Council area.

Waikato Innovation Park, located within the Hamilton City Council, houses over 60 Hamilton businesses and 800 employees, with a particular focus on Agritech, the environment, information technology and added-value food products.

Investment Opportunities

Hamilton City Council is committed to the continued growth of Hamilton businesses and business opportunities. As a result, Hamilton City Council is setting policy that provides a platform for economic growth, completing growth planning through land use and transport systems, and enhancing the regulatory environment to ensure quality standards are maintained.


Hamilton City Business Support Services

Hamilton Central Business Association
The Hamilton Central Business Association represents the needs of the central city businesses to create a dynamic business community and promotes the central city as a bustling, active, innovative, vibrant place that offers exceptional businesses and experiences.
H&W Tourism
Hamilton & Waikato Tourism is the official Regional Tourism Organisation for Hamilton City.
Soda Inc
Soda provides advice, information, referrals and connections to businesses in Hamilton City seeking support for their growth journey.
Waikato Chamber of Commerce
The Waikato Chamber of Commerce, based in Hamilton was formed in 1906 and offers advocacy, training, and international delegation services for its members.


Local Insights

The Waikato Wellbeing Project shares wellbeing knowledge for each district in the Waikato region. Visit the Hamilton City page for data that includes the Community Compass Report from Dot Loves Data which provides a quarterly snapshot of key socio economic indicators, and the Community Insights Explorer Tool which provides local social and demographic data to support local decision making.

Te Waka's district level reports of the Waikato Business Sentiment Survey give insight on the unique strengths and challenges for each district in the region.

Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council

    Hamilton City Council is comprised of 14 councillors, and one mayor. For more information, visit their website.

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