My Dunedin Itinerary

Economic Development Strategy

Dunedin’s Economic Development Strategy is a 2013-2023 blueprint to increase skills, incomes and job opportunities for Dunedin’s residents.

The strategy is the outcome of work done by the Grow Dunedin Partnership:

  • Dunedin City Council
  • Ngāi Tahu
  • Otago Chamber of Commerce
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Otago Southland Employers’ Association
  • University of Otago

The vision

Dunedin is one of the world’s great small cities. We are renowned as a confident, competitive knowledge centre, a community where enterprise and creativity support a productive and sustainable city.

Economic goals

  1. A 2% growth in employment each year (roughly 10,000 extra jobs over 10 years)
  2. A 2.5% rise in income per capita each year (an average of $10,000 per person)

Strategic themes

The Strategy is built on five themes:

  1. Business vitality
  2. Alliances for innovation
  3. A hub of skills and talent
  4. Linkages beyond our borders
  5. A compelling destination

A year in review

Our show reel highlights the activities, outcomes and successes of 2016 from the team at Enterprise Dunedin. The collaborations and activity undertaken with our key partners and stakeholders lead us on the path to becoming one of the world’s great small cities.