The big picture
Southland's natural resources and geographic location lend it unique advantages, gifting the region with high-value food production, aquaculture and tourism sectors. It's also a key location for New Zealand's emerging space industry.
Southland is committed to sustainable growth, applying scientific knowledge to increase the productivity of its agricultural, energy and mineral reserves. This has created a wide variety of investment opportunities. Heavy investment in earth knowledge systems and surveying has established a powerful knowledge base for exploring opportunities in agricultural diversification to support high-value food processing.
Southland is highly productive, contributing 15 percent of New Zealand's tradeable exports from just over 2 percent of its population. Local businesses have a strong focus on efficiency and lean production, providing an ideal foundation for global competitiveness and increased returns.