Excellence in local government was celebrated in an awards ceremony at the recent LGNZ annual conference. We take a moment to acknowledge some of Infometrics’ clients who have been recognised for their work in the fields of community and economic development, as well as highlight some of the economic and demographic monitoring services that are freely available to stakeholders in these communities.
Considering small communities: perspectives from North Canterbury
Infometrics has made available to clients a user friendly tool for measuring the economic impact of events such as festivals, sporting events and concerts. The Events Calculator is part of the Toolkit section of our online regional economic profiles.
With international education booming in New Zealand, each region should be trying to take full advantage of the economic benefits of the inflow of international students. Infometrics can help your region understand how you are performing relative to other regions and if you are indeed getting a fair share of the pie. We are able to prepare a short report which covers the key metrics on international education in your region or provide more in-depth analysis to meet your information needs.
International education is increasingly becoming a key contributor to New Zealand’s economy, especially as international student numbers are forecast to grow from 110,198 in 2014 to be north of 212,000 by 2025. But while the impact at a national level is resoundingly positive, the impacts at a regional level are much more varied. The cynic would say that the focus on international education is yet another contributor to increasing regional inequality and that Auckland is the only region really benefiting. But is this actually the case?
Gareth Kiernan investigates the causes behind the affordability problems in Auckland’s housing market.
Economic activity in Tauranga City is soaring according to Infometrics’ March 2015 quarterly economic monitor and, with increasing numbers of Aucklanders seeking affordable housing options and a retiring cohort of baby boomers looking to live it up, this period of robust economic growth appears set to continue.
Benje Patterson writes an open letter to the mayors and CEOs of cities on Jetstar’s shortlist . . .
A recent LGNZ survey shows that 50% of people are unaware of their local council’s important role in helping co-ordinate economic development in their local area.
MBIE are currently providing the opportunity to local authorities to attract investment in in their communities through Ultra-Fast and Rural Broadband programmes. Infometrics can help councils with the data needed for their registration of interest (ROI).