This enabler recognises that for all the opportunities identified in this Action Plan, the most basic unit, is small business. Without people willing and able to initiate and undertake business, many of the opportunities within the Manawatū-Whanganui Economic Action Plan would be impossible to achieve.
The region’s Economic Development Agencies are currently consulting on how a team will be structured to undertake the actions.
Despite all of the current support mechanisms, a number of key requirements remain:
The immediate priorities as listed in the Action Plan for this opportunity are:
Mentoring and discussion groups are currently being created within the primary sector. Contact Shelley Dew-Hopkins for more information.