It has been nearly a year since our last newsletter, as Accelerate25’s resources were reallocated to the COVID-19 economic response in our region, therefore putting Growing our Region in a period of hiatus. That time has also allowed us to review and refresh Accelerate25 to ensure the programme’s focus and goals are aligned with the Manawatū-Whanganui region’s economic priorities. As they say, out of crisis comes clarity and the past twelve months have certainly allowed that.
The Accelerate25 refresh recommendations were adopted by the Accelerate25 Lead Team in early 2021, and are currently being presented to councils within the region. They have also been presented to Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash.