Council has a strong interest in facilitating economic and business development within the district.
The Council's effort in this area is resourced with one full time staff member (see contact details below). It is guided by the Central Otago Economic and Business Development Strategy. Council's focus is ensuring the infrastructure and operating environment is in place that business needs to succeed.
The economic development units from Otago's five local authorities, along with representatives from Otago Regional Council, have come together to form the Otago Regional Economic Development (ORED) Working Group to set a clear intent, and establish a sound basis, for ongoing collaboration. The working group has developed the ORED Strategic Framework (June 2019) to support effective collaboration and help guide decision-making that is in the best interests of, and produces the best outcomes for, the Otago regional economy.
A list of contacts for business groups around the district and details of when and where they meet.
Economic impacts of minimum flows in the Manuherekia Catchment
CODC has undertaken an independent economic impact assessment to understand how different flow levels might affect economic activity and employment.
Central Otago fruit loss: The unrealised potential
Understanding Fruit Loss in Central Otago - report to be published 18 October 2021.
Regional Business Partner Network
The Regional Business Partner Network matches small and medium sized businesses with support.
Infometrics economic and community profile data, plus links to other plans, strategies and economic indicators.