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Planning well underway for milestone Waikato economic development summit

More than 200 of the Waikato region’s key people are expected at a major economic development summit at the end of August. It’s the first important activity for the newly minted Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency (Waikato REDA) and will determine the region’s top initiatives and priorities for the next 24 months and beyond. Following the summit, which is being held at the Sir Don Rowlands Centre near Cambridge, the agency will develop a finalised list of economic development ini...

July 18, 2018

Arrived: The Waikato region’s economic development agency

The Waikato region now has an economic development agency and its first order of business is bringing together 250 of the region’s key people to determine major initiatives. The Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency (Waikato REDA) came into existence on 1 July; it is a limited liability company, owned by the Waikato Regional Economic Development Trust. Waikato REDA has a current establishment board and will call for expressions of interest in a skills-based, permanent board before the e...

July 1, 2018

The making of Waikato REDA – the region’s economic development agency

The Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency stands on the shoulders of many great organisations and some intensive work over many years. The new agency, which came into being on 1 July, is a limited liability company owned by the Waikato Regional Economic Development Trust and takes a strong lead from the Waikato Plan and Waikato Means Business. Waikato Means Business is the region’s 20-year economic development strategy, created with input from civic, business and Māori leaders. As well...

July 1, 2018

Hunt on for CEO to run new Waikato economic development agency

The Waikato’s economic development agency came into effect on 1 July and recruitment for a permanent CEO is already underway. Dallas Fisher, who’s chairing the establishment board for Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency (Waikato REDA), says the search for a leader began in June, even before the agency was officially formed. ...

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