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 96% of total business numbers in Nelson Tasman (i.e. over 14,000 businesses). The resilience and success of our SMEs is key to our economic resilience, and due to the changing future of work and the impact of 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.