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The Economic Development Unit (EDU) works to diversify our economy and encourage higher value jobs. The aim of this is to provide our residents with access to better incomes and more work choices outside of the changeable tourism and construction industries.
The EDU’s role is to look to the future and facilitate the shaping of a business environment that is diverse, resilient and sustainable.Key Areas of Focus Economic Profile Contact us
Key Areas of Focus
Diversifying our economy
We need to ensure our economy is resilient and future-proofed with high value jobs.
Supporting tourism to become regenerative
Understand how we're supporting tourism to become more regenerative.
Building business capability and talent
Encouraging businesses to work together on local and regional issues.
Queenstown Lakes District Economic Profile
The below information provided by economic analyst firm Infometrics gives an in-depth description of the Queenstown Lakes District’s economic structure and performance.
You can also compare our district’s data against other regions throughout New Zealand to get an idea of how we’re doing in relation to the rest of the country.
While this website outlines just some of the EDU work priorities, there are many other projects that we either lead, input or partner with others on. We work closely with the Chambers of Commerce, Regional Business Partners, Regional Tourism Organisations, central government and other partners to deliver positive economic outcomes locally. If you would like any further information, have a question or even a great idea then please get in touch.