Govt invests millions to diversify West Coast economy – RNZ

Govt invests millions to diversify West Coast economy – RNZ

The government is pumping millions of dollars into the West Coast in an effort to move its economy away from coal mining.

The Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released a study last year as part of it’s regional growth programme, which found there was scope for the West Coast to increase jobs and investment.

The study identified the region could gain more value from key industries such as tourism and develop more niche industries such as horticulture and technology.

By RNZ

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335063/govt-invests-millions-to-diversify-west-coast-economy

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