Nelson Tasman is an extraordinary place to start, grow or develop a business. A little city bordered by a range of towns, urban settlements and coastal suburbs, the region uses its size to its advantage, highlighting one of the best aspects of doing business here. It’s big enough for businesses to access the support they need to reach their full potential, but small enough to facilitate strong connections in the local community.
Tucked into a network of beautiful bays and offering plentiful outdoor opportunities, the Nelson Tasman region was long desired by iwi for its natural resources. Later, European explorers spotted its potential too. Over time, they were followed by the artisans, creatives, and entrepreneurs who crafted it into what it is today – a place to live life beyond the ordinary, and a place where fresh thinking, collaboration and community spirit form the essence of the regions business culture.
Whether you’re wanting to start a new venture, grow your current one, or take your business in an innovative new direction, there are a range of Business Support options to help you on your way.
This includes the Mahitahi Colab, designed to support and inspire clever business, innovation and talent in the region. The Colab offers a range of business support options, talent development services, collaboration opportunities, meeting spaces and networking events, many of which you can find more information on below or in the Connect section of this website. Alternatively, feel free to drop in to the Colab (located at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology) and have a chat with the team, so that they can connect you with the resources you need for your business journey.