For Business

The Waikato is a dynamic region that is home to significant environmental, infrastructure and community resources.

The Waikato is simply New Zealand’s best business and lifestyle location. The district is one of the country’s fastest growing places and is rich in natural resources and vital infrastructure. Best of all, the Waikato is a welcoming place. The district is open to new business, new investment, new people and new cultures. It’s hard to go past the Waikato advantage.

Waikato business people can now access free advice, support and potentially funding towards training and development. Open Waikato partner with Te Waka’s Business Growth Team to offer a free business support service to Waikato District businesses.


More businesses are choosing to move to the Waikato District because of its proximity to major consumer and labour markets and the availabilty of affordable industrial land.

Economic Data

Infometrics provides data and analysis of economic and social indicators for the Waikato District. Navigate through the tabs to explore the full range of information.


The prosperity of the Waikato District relies on the strong foundations of the primary sector. Farming, energy and extractive industries provide a traditional employment base.