Ōtautahi Christchurch is a City of Opportunity
New Zealand is ranked first in the world for ease of doing business. Christchurch is the country’s newest and second-largest city, and has been re-built with the future of business in mind.
We’re not afraid of taking risks or exploring new opportunities.
Christchurch is a strong innovation centre offering world class incubator and accelerator programmes to help businesses start and grow.
Our natural and regulatory environments provide the perfect testing ground for new ideas, while our compact city is affordable, accessible, and easy to navigate.
Voted the country’s friendliest city, we welcome newcomers with open arms.
Established and emerging New Zealand and international businesses contribute to our diverse and resilient economy.
Nearby air and seaports take our ideas and people to the world, and active industry networks make it easy to meet like-minded people. Our innovation precinct, health precinct and agri-tech hub all offer modern working environments and opportunities for collaboration.
We have some of the most cost-effective commercial space in the country.
A City with Talent
We have a depth of talent across multiple industries including professional services, tech, manufacturing, and engineering.
Our world-class universities work with industry to grow future-focused, work-ready graduates; while the city’s affordability and unbeatable lifestyle - easy commutes and access to mountains and beaches - attract the best in field.
A City with a Future - Supernodes
Our city knows a thing or two about resilience and how to offer a supportive, progressive environment that helps businesses flourish and grow.
Industry, tertiaries, iwi and government are all working together to create a prosperous future for Canterbury. We are capitalizing on existing strengths and global opportunity to develop four mega-clusters called Supernodes: Aerospace and Future Transport, Food, Fibre and Agritech, Health-tech and Resilient Communities, and Hi-Tech services.
Brush Technology and Hivemind
World-first monitoring system a boon for beekeepers
Canterbury History of Innovation Series
Canterbury innovators have left their mark on the region, the country, and the rest of the world
Access Over Ownership, New Rental App Developed in Christchurch
Embracing the Latest Technology Advancements to Create Digital Experiences
Cactus Has a Vision to Revitalise the Local Apparel Sector
Making a Bigger and Better Impact
Manaakitanga at the country’s classiest fish and chip joint
Why Invert Robotics was Launched in Christchurch
Christchurch Strikes the Right Chord for Musician
Christchurch is the Perfect Place to Take Risks
Came to Christchurch for the talent — but the lifestyle is pretty good, too!
Other big corporates should follow ANZ’s lead and take the ‘leap of faith’.
Not Another Studio
Exploring the unrivalled lifestyle in Christchurch
A Little Goes a Long Way
The Starting Point for Expeditions
Fulfilling Multiple Career Aspirations in Christchurch
Creating A New Legacy
The Christchurch Company Exploring Financial Literacy
Christchurch Lures Black Seeds Talent South
Virtual Medical Coaching
A better, more immersive way for students to learn
A Christchurch start-up has developed a virtual reality form of exposure therapy to address phobias and social anxiety
It is great to be back in the heart of the CBD where everything is happening. Christchurch before the earthquakes was a place where a lot of business happened by bumping into people in the CBD – and it is fantastic to see that things have returned to that ‘old normal’. We love it here!Don MacKenzie, Grant Thornton
We’re really noticing the vibrancy of being back in the city. We’re particularly enjoying the opportunity to raise our profile again locally, and engage with people more easily by being in the heart of the CBD…Mike Stenhouse, Director Sheffield