Tauranga's pitch to lure business – report in NBR Print

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More than a third of businesses considering a move to Tauranga are from Auckland.

Bay of Plenty economic development agency Priority One – the organisation behind a recent billboard campaign in Auckland, picking on traffic congestion and Ports of Auckland's union dispute – says nine of 26 business it is talking to come from New Zealand's biggest city.

In this week's National Business Review print edition, Priority One chief executive Andrew Coker outlines Tauranga's revitalisation plans and how young professionals are heading back to the city.

One Australian manufacturer – attracted by relatively cheap land near the port – says its production costs in Tauranga will be similar to its factory in China.

Meanwhile, Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns raises concerns about two government reports into ports and shipping – before they have even been written.

NEXT WEEK: The reality of Tauranga's growth prospects: the money has been spent, but are people coming?

dwilliams@nbr.co.nz


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