Business & Workforce Development
Supporting our businesses, key industry sectors, and people to upskill, innovate and grow.
Small to medium businesses are the cornerstone of our regional economy and community, accounting for over 94% of total business numbers in Nelson Tasman (i.e. over 12,000 businesses). The resilience and success of our SMEs is key to our economic resilience, and due to the changing future of work, the impact of COVID-19 and other global conditions, our businesses are facing new and increasing pressures.
NRDA has a vital role to play in connecting businesses and people in the region with the right support, tools and funding to enable them to upskill and grow to meet the changing needs of business. Supporting the development of the region’s talent pipeline is also important to support the growth of our economy and key sectors and businesses within it. This includes both retaining and developing talent and skills already in the region and attracting those with the skills and experience our region needs.