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The Council is involved in many activities to promote and encourage a strong and diversified economy - one that provides employment and opportunity for Nelson residents and also meets good environmental practices.
The Council has delegated its main business development functions to the EDA, which the Council helped to establish in 2003. The EDA administers projects that foster economic development in Nelson city and, where outside funding is supplied, Tasman District. Visit the EDA website.
The Nelson Business Directory is a listing of companies in the Nelson region and their goods and services. Search for the product or service you need, and list your own business. Access the Nelson Business Directory.
The Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency (EDA) has managed the region's Work Force Development (WFD) Strategy since it was first developed in 2003. The overall aim has been and continues to be, for the region to have appropriately skilled staff available for industry and business.Visit the EDA website to find out more about the workforce development strategy.
The regional development strategy represents the "common ground" that has been identified as the way for this region to move forward and prosper.
Nelson boasts more than 600 shops and businesses, cafes and restaurants. Uniquely Nelson runs promotions and events to support the Nelson retail and business community and also publishes an annual Nelson City Guide and a business directory on its website, www.uniquelynelson.co.nz
The region¹s two local councils support Nelson Tasman Tourism, a company marketing the entire region as a recreation destination.
Tourism is one of the Nelson Tasman region’s big four industries and the collaborative process currently underway will result in a 10-year tourism strategy for the region.
The Council is involved in a number of successful employment programmes assisting the long term unemployed back into the workforce.
The Nelson Tasman Business Trust services are free, confidential and include: