South Taranaki Enterprise Hub

About This Project

BAF is working with South Taranaki District Council and Hawera Bizlink to establish an enterprise hub based in Hawera, but serving the South Taranaki district.  The project is being delivered in partnership with Manifold Co-Working and Start-Up Taranaki.

By understanding and leveraging recent co-working trends (particularly in a post COVID-19 world) and using proven entrepreneurial ecosystem building tools we will see the following outcomes in South Taranaki:

  • An activated and connected community of like-minded entrepreneurial and startup folk passionate about building sustainable businesses in South Taranaki and surrounding areas.
  • An obvious rise in entrepreneurial activity in the area.
  • A shift towards Impact Enterprise, businesses focusing on social and environmental outcomes .
  • More people with new skills and capability – accustomed to a new way of working and the future of work.
  • Talent attraction. South  Taranaki as a destination for remote workers.
  • Talent retention. Youth have an exciting alternative to leaving the region for jobs or education.

The Enterprise Hub will build on BAF’s research identifying the potential of enterprise and social enterprise to contribute to the socio-economic sustainability of smaller urban and rural townships.