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Business Expansion - Tauranga Business Case

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Tauranga continues to be one of the country’s fastest-growing economic areas and a hub for innovative, high-value businesses. If you’re looking to expand your business, Tauranga’s ultimate bottom line – profit, people, place and potential – makes it a very attractive option for business growth. Priority One, the economic development organisation covering Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty, can help you explore your options.

Tauranga is home to New Zealand’s largest port by volume (with an annual cargo throughput of more than 13 million tonnes) and the most efficient port in Australasia. Businesses with an import and export focus can take advantage of being close to the port. It’s also near to Auckland and Hamilton with easy road, rail and air access, making it an ideal spot to base your business operations.

Businesses in a number of key industries have chosen to base themselves in Tauranga – food and bioactives, ICT, marine, manufacturing, logistics and R&D. There is a strong network of local business support and opportunities to partner with other successful businesses.

There are a number of affordable property options in the sub-region – from purchasing commercial land for development to moving into an established location. New office towers have been constructed in the CBD providing tenancy options for public or private sector businesses.

Developers have recognised the growth potential of the area – the Tauriko Business Estate is a 200 ha business park within 8km of the Port of Tauranga and will house around 300 businesses when complete. The Comvita Business Park at Paengaroa is at concept stage and once developed will be a magnet for like minded natural products businesses.

If you are looking to build your own premises, Priority One can facilitate Council and development applications.

Young professionals are choosing to settle in Tauranga and the area offers a strong labour force of both skilled and seasonal workers. Your business can attract and retain the best people, and at the same time, salaries and wages are competitive to support your business growth.

Get in touch with Priority One today to find out about expanding your business into Tauranga.

Useful websites:

  • Priority One – building a vibrant economy that retains and attracts talented, skilled and creative people and the businesses that need them to Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty

  • Enterprise Angels - experienced business people looking to invest in startup and early stage businesses to help them grow and propser
  • Sustainable Business Network – providing practice advice and support to help business succeed through becoming more sustainable

Case Studies:

Stainless DownUnder
Andrew Lilly attributes much of his business success to the ability to physically grow his business into neighbouring commercial property and the availability of commercial land at affordable prices.
PowerSmart Solar
Mike Bassett-Smith explains how Tauranga ticked all the boxes. It provided them with a cost effective business solution and the opportunity to combine business and lifestyle in an environment that they are all passionate about.
Ken Buckthought talks about the decision to grow the Bidvest business into Tauranga, the relocation of employees, local employment and future growth opportunities for businesses in the region.
North Island Mussels Ltd
Steve Wells explains the nature of their business, why they chose to relocate their mussel processing operations to Tauranga and how they have become such an integrated part of the Tauranga community.
Multifid Technology
In this video James talks about how his search for a business destination led him to Tauranga and why this location is perfect for his business, now and in the future.
Addiction Pet Foods
Jerel Kwek articulates his excitement about the continued investment in the Addiction Pet Food plant in Tauranga; the people, the products and the processes.
Jenkins Freshpac Systems
Brett Lloyd, National Operations Manager for Jenkins Freshpac Systems, shares how Priority One has helped the company to set up in Tauriko.
Higgins Contractors Bay of Plenty
Alex Reid, Regional Contract Manager, Higgins Contractors Bay of Plenty, shares what's behind this growth and how his company is collaborating with businesses in the region to take full advantage of it.