Upper Hutt City Council’s Business Development Services team and Economic Development Manager are well briefed on local opportunities and can help investors find suitable premises and development sites. A range of other business support agencies are available locally too:

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce is a key point of contact for information on business in Upper Hutt. The Chamber offers excellent support, advice and courses. They also coordinate a series of networking functions and training.

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA)

WREDA enhances the region’s prosperity, vibrancy and liveability by supporting economic growth. Its vision is for the Wellington region to be the most prosperous, liveable and vibrant region in Australasia by 2025. It works across Business Growth & Innovation, Destination & Marketing, Events & Partnerships, Venues & Projects, and Foresight & Development. Its programmes, projects and initiatives act as a catalyst to help Wellington unlock its tremendous economic potential.


BusinessNZ advocates for enterprise and promotes the voice of thousands of businesses across New Zealand. It encourages positive change through new thinking, productivity and innovation. It also engages with government officials, community groups, MPs and Ministers to ensure business interests are represented throughout the policy-making process.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – Business.Govt

Business.govt.nz makes it easier for small business in New Zealand to understand and comply with government, and succeed. They do this by packaging content and advice from across government into tools and resources designed with small business in mind. They have information and advice about starting, growing and managing a small business as well as useful information about tax, employment and IP compliance.


Business Mentors

Business Mentors New Zealand is a service for small to medium enterprises (under 25 employees) that require mentoring and/or business advice. There is a small registration fee to join the programme.


Links to more information are provided in the Resources and Links section.


Last updated on 18 Jun 2018