Client: Regional District of Mount Waddington
EcoPlan worked with the Regional District of Mount Waddington on an analysis of the strategic sectors that will be the basis for economic development in the next 5-10 years in the Regional District. Following an initial analysis of the relative size and growth potential of each sector, the study focused in on five sectors. Analysis of each sector included markets, labour, environmental factors, regulatory issues and other factors, both as a ‘snapshot’ of current conditions and as a forward looking trend analysis. The project included both focused stakeholder engagement (focus groups, 1-on-1 interviews, steering committee) and a broader public engagement component (community forum, survey, newsletters). This work feeds into the economic development planning processes of local governments in the Regional District, and will hopefully lead to a new level of collaboration on the North Island.