Doing Business in Upper Hutt
Upper Hutt City Council takes a lead role in facilitating local business support. Both the Mayor and Chief Executive are accessible and passionate about driving Upper Hutt forward. Council’s Economic Development Manager is the primary liaison for business owners and developers and is ready to assist with start-ups and growth opportunities as well as helping developers to navigate their way through Council and business processes, supporting local business to strive for excellence.
There is also a liaison dedicated to the city centre, working closely with the retail community to enhance their proposition and drive retail activity. Council has a can-do, solutions-focused, and helpful attitude to business and is open to all opportunities to work with businesses and investors, and see them succeed.
Council is also an active and proud supporter of the business community, demonstrated by annual events such as the Hutt Valley Business Excellence Awards. They are committed to reducing the red tape for business and offer incentives, such as rates remissions, to assist new businesses to become established in the city and existing businesses in the city to expand and grow.
Almost every sector of commerce and industry is represented in Upper Hutt, all taking advantage of the available, developable space, close proximity to other centres and main arterial routes, and the opportunity to cost effectively develop operations that best meet the needs of customers – whether they be a specific niche or a large international corporation.
Upper Hutt is home to a thriving information and technology sector with further multi-million dollar developments underway. Engineering, fabrication and manufacturing companies have the capacity to expand in Upper Hutt and commercial enterprise is buoyant.
Our retail sector has survived the credit crunch, many of whom are boutique and more vulnerable to the decline of the disposable dollar; and the growing population of Upper Hutt is hungry for more…
In Upper Hutt you will find efficient, flexible and an economically viable base for business that is able to meet a diverse range of needs. The catchment is particularly suited to operations looking to expand, or those simply looking for more space. Upper Hutt offers plenty – and at a cost unmatched in larger metropolitan areas.
In fact, most of the Wellington region’s green field development space is located in Upper Hutt, making it an ideal location to increase your footprint, or to look at acquiring new commercial premises.