The Wellington region is the centre of New Zealand’s knowledge-based and creative industries and is home to the country’s capital city.

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Voted ‘the coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet, Wellington has the highest proportion of people employed in knowledge intensive services.

The region is largely urban with a rural hinterland supporting forestry, agriculture and winemaking.

Regional highlights

  • High-tech hub
  • Creative industries
  • Highly educated workforce
  • Compact capital city

Areas of opportunity

Dynamic screen sector

Wellington is an internationally recognised centre for post-production and visual effects technology. Post-production companies from the United States and United Kingdom take advantage of the time difference, which sees work completed overnight in Wellington. There are opportunities to invest in this rapidly growing sector.

Fast-growing, creative digitech industry

The region has the highest concentration of web-based and digital technology companies per capita in New Zealand. Investors can take advantage of globally competitive rental and operational costs, urban compactness, and robust data and telecommunications connections, which create an ideal environment for web and mobile software development.

High quality business process operations

Wellington is a world-class, cost-effective location to establish higher value customer service, technical support and business processing centres to service international demand.

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 How Wellington Compares

Who to contact

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

For more information on opportunities and guidance about investing in New Zealand, email our investment specialists.

Grow Wellington

Grow Wellington is the regional economic development agency that exists to accelerate economic growth in the Wellington region and make it more internationally competitive.

For more information and help in the region, contact Grow Wellington.

Sector strengths for Wellington

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