We have a committed family of partners and strong networks who all contribute to highly skilled and productive businesses and a strong economy.
Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce
We support the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce to provide you with free expert business advice, guidance and training, and operate an active network-building programme.
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency
We work with our regional partners at WREDA to develop the Wellington region to be a internationally competitive economy.
WREDA is the new regional economic development agency for the lower North Island, combining the economic development activities of Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council to advance the prosperity and liveability of the Wellington region.
WREDA combines the political and commercial clout of the region to drive innovation and economic activity, and enhance the region’s reputation as a centre of world-class film, IT, education, arts, food and tourism. It serves the same function as its predecessor Grow Wellington, while bringing in tourism and events advice under the same umbrella.
Take a look at their online tool as a starting point for your research and networking.
Read WREDA's information on Wellington's business incubators and other programmes for startups.
Together with the region’s other city councils, central government, and local businesses, we are doing our bit towards the Wellington Regional Strategy, a 20-year sustainable growth strategy for the greater Wellington region.
The Jackson Street Programme
Businesses in and around Jackson Street in Petone can be part of the Jackson Street Programme.
The Jackson Street Programme is made up of business owners on Jackson Street and its aims are to:
- Continue to grow the profile of Jackson Street through street activities and promotions
- Promote Jackson Street as a destination
- Attract like-minded businesses to the street and retain them
- Advocate for the street’s business owners
- Assist in the development of a strong sense of community co‐operation and belonging
Te Atiawa and the Wellington Tenths Trust
We work closely with our local mana whenua Te Atiawa and the Wellington Tenths Trust, which looks after Maori reserve lands in and around Lower Hutt, for the long-term planning and development of Lower Hutt.
The Sustainable Business Network
We support the Sustainable Business Network, which helps local businesses and organisations reach their goals by organising networking events and sustainable business workshops. The Sustainable Business Network has a wealth of sustainability knowledge, information and inspiration, and you can be a part of it!
There are many other organisations that help investors and businesses seeking assistance to grow, including: