A region led by innovation, driven by technology and focused on exports.

Growing your business

Whether you're looking to expand, export, develop new products or services, or wondering about available training and funding options, we have answers. Contact us to see how we can help

Invest in Wellington

Discover why Wellington is a world-class, cost effective location to do business. Contact our Business and Investment team for more information on how we can help.


There are a number of sectors in the Wellington region that have significant competitive advantages. At Grow Wellington our focus is on growing the scale of these sectors and accelerating the capability of the businesses in them.

Screen Sector Strategy

Screen Sector Strategy

The strategy focuses on attracting more productions, promoting investment opportunities and supporting Wellington's screen industry. More›

ICT Grad School will fuel growth in Wellington

New ICT Grad School will fuel growth in Wellington

The New Zealand Government has announced The Wellington ICT Graduate School, scheduled to open in 2016. More›

AnimfxNZ15 conference

Countdown to AnimfxNZ15

AnimfxNZ is New Zealand’s premiere conference for Animation, Visual Effects and Game Development professionals. More›

Lightning Lab Manufacturing

Pitching towards perfect

With demo day approaching quickly, pitch practice has become a top priority with only weeks left in the Lightening Lab manufacturing programme. More›


About Us

Grow Wellington is part of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). We work to accelerate economic growth in the Wellington region and make it more internationally competitive.
Our focus is on building business capability and growing sector scale along with attracting business, investment, talent and students to the region. We are the delivery agency for the Wellington Regional Strategy.


Boosting innovation, developing our workforce and working towards building strong ecosystems underpins all of Grow Wellington’s activities. We are targeted in our approach, working with businesses with the desire to export, innovate and grow.



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