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The Waikato is home to hundreds of thriving businesses whose people enjoy the economic, social and lifestyle benefits our region has to offer.

The Waikato region is located on a nationally significant infrastructure corridor and is a prime location from which to take advantage of significant freight and logistics hubs.

Doing business in the Waikato gives you access to our region’s young, educated and ambitious workforce, supported by a strong network of education providers.

Business Advisory Service

Soda Inc. is the new Regional Business Partner for the Waikato. 

Soda is part of the Regional Business Partner network (RBP). This network is supported by Callaghan Innovation and MBIE to provide information and advice to New Zealand businesses. Our Business Growth Advisors can connect you with business support services such as capability development funding and training, and research & development (R&D) services and grants.

If you are a business seeking advice and support to help you grow, find out more here. 

Connect with a Business Mentor

A reminder that access to support from  New Zealand Business Mentors is available.

You will have up to 12 months' access to a Business Mentor who will help you develop your business and yourself as a business owner.

Digital Boost Programme

Want to learn a new skill? See how other Kiwi business owners are using digital to boost their business and work smarter.

A free set of resources and programs to help you bring your business online with confidence, ranging from marketing to accounting, operations and more. Visit Digital Boost to discover the digital skills to boost your business. Learn it. Do it. Boost it.