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Accelerate25 is a programme to accelerate opportunities for a prosperous, strong and vibrant Manawatū-Whanganui region.

This is a joint initiative between local and central government, business and iwi.

It stems from 2015's regional growth study, which identified a number of opportunities and key enablers to help realise our region’s economic potential.

Nine opportunities

  • tourism and visitor services
  • quality care and lifestyle for older people
  • call centres
  • FoodHQ
  • manuka honey
  • optimising land use
  • poultry meat production
  • fresh vegetables
  • realising Māori potential

Four enablers

  • distribution and transport
  • growing business
  • skills and talent
  • digital connectivity

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