Tolley welcomes Bay of Plenty Regional Growth Study

Whakatane news
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

East Coast MP Anne Tolley welcomes the Bay of Plenty Regional Growth Study which outlines opportunities for regional growth particularly around attracting investment, raising incomes and increasing employment opportunities.

The report highlights the primary sector, manufacturing and tourism for potential growth based on the region’s natural assets, climate and innovative population.

“Our forestry, dairy, aquaculture and horticulture sectors have built a solid base which we will see thrive in the coming years. The potential our natural resources hold is significant and ensuring access to them and sustainable use of these will be key to our region’s growth,” Mrs Tolley says.

“It’s also important we work with training providers to ensure we can retain a highly skilled workforce and attract young people to live and work in the region.”

The report was commissioned by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and the Ministry for Primary Industries and builds on the East Coast Regional Economic Potential Study released in April 2014.

The report is available from