The Nelson Regional Development Agency exists to make a difference to the future prosperity of the Nelson Tasman region through positioning, connecting and promoting the region.
We do this by partnering with the public and private sectors in the attraction and retention of talent, visitors and investors who add value to the identity of the extraordinary Nelson Tasman region.
We are a council-controlled organisation owned by the Nelson City Council, who is also our core funding provider. Tasman District Council also contributes funding through an agreement of expectations and funding for economic development services with the Nelson City Council.
Governed by a highly-competent, private sector focused board, our activity as an organisation has a combined Nelson Tasman regional focus and is guided by the expectations and performance measures set out in our Statement of Intent which is revised annually.
The five pillars of the Nelson Tasman Regional Identity provide the strategic framework for everything we do, with our three main areas of activity being to Position, Connect and Promote.