Beyond 2025 Southland is working with Great South as the Regional Business Partner with central government and the Southland Chamber of Commerce who led the Business Transitions Just Transition research project.
The intent is to focus on understanding the pathways and support networks for existing local businesses to be innovative, remain competitive and create capability. Please note that there will be overlaps with other workstreams – Skilled Workforce Development and Attraction and Retention.
We will also look at further development of Southland Murihiku as a globally competitive marketplace, including an understanding of the region’s geographic positioning.
Southland produces 15% of NZ’s tradable exports. Ensure Southland is globally competitive in a New Zealand setting.
Identify and aggregate current services and resources available to businesses, and assess gaps and opportunities.
Clearly define and understand the make-up of our business sector of 14,000 businesses and relevant challenges being faced (considering the impacts of COVID-19) to understand current and future opportunities.
Connection with other Workstreams:
The principles of this workstream will strongly underpin the overall Beyond 2025 Southland plan with close alignment to the following workstreams:
Net Zero Southland
To support and enable Southland Murihiku to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.Read more
Technology and Manufacturing
To identify opportunities, constraints and pathways forward to diversify and grow/expand technology based and manufacturing businesses in Southland Murihiku.Read more
Digital Connectivity and Data
To gain an understanding of the key issues and areas of the region that have underperforming connectivity and coverage and suggest pathways for improvement.Read more
To ensure the region’s transport system (road, rail, air and sea) enables and supports regional growth and wellbeing, while understanding and planning for new opportunities and challenges.Read more