The big picture
Hawke's Bay is a premium global producer, processor and exporter of primary products including beef, lamb, fruit and vegetables and wine. Competitive salaries, expert workforces and well-developed infrastructure provide a strong business advantage in the primary sector as well as other industries.
The region is home to a vibrant, growing technology and innovation community. Investment in fibre infrastructure has encouraged national and international companies to relocate or establish regional offices. A relaxed New Zealand regional lifestyle, with natural attractions and outdoor pursuits near to hand, is an added drawcard for investors and employers.
With excellent connections via air, road and sea, Hawke's Bay offers competitive advantages for import and export businesses. The region has invested more than $1.5 billion in infrastructure in the last decade as a base for business growth. Quality roading provides fast and cost-effective transport by land, linking to New Zealand's fourth-largest container port at Napier – one of the most advanced and efficient in the country.