The Kāpiti Coast District Council is refreshing its Economic Development Strategy. The timing could not be better as it offers the opportunity to align the Provincial Growth Funds projects with specific Economic Development goals for the region.
Today, more than 130 persons attended the Electra Business Breakfast Panel discussion on Economic Development. The panelists were Liz Koh, Chair of KEDA, Julene Hope, Co-Chair of the Kāpiti Chamber of Commerce, Lance Walker, CEO of WREDA (Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency) and Wayne Maxwell, CE of the KCDC.
How do we put people’s wellbeing at the heart of economic development? This is one of the panel sessions taking place at this year’s annual Economic Development New Zealand conference to be held in the Bay of Islands from 18-19 October.
The Kāpiti Coast has the potential to be one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand in the coming decades and it’s vital that we don’t let the opportunities before us slip by.
An exciting new opportunity for Kapiti is being promoted by the Guardians of the Kapiti Marine Reserve. For the past few months, they have been investigating the possibility of redeveloping the former Raumati pools building into a Kāpiti marine education, research and activity centre.