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Economic Development

Driving Resilient Economic Growth

Sapere has a deep understanding of all aspects of economic development. Our team has vast experience in the development of complex plans, strategies and analytical pieces.

We are recognised as a respected and trusted authority in the field, known for providing actionable intelligence that stands up to scrutiny.

What we do

As part of our service delivery, we prepare all types of economic development materials for every level of government. 

Our team also prepares business cases and cost-benefit analyses for regionally significant projects and supporting analyses, such as trend and scenario reports of industry sectors.


Examples of our work in economic development
  • Assistance in identifying industry sectors where a local authority has a comparative advantage and providing advice on how to further develop specialisations
  • Significant input into major pieces of work in Māori economic development for the Māori Economic Taskforce, iwi and other agencies
  • Assessment of the regional economic impacts of transport projects, events, tourism initiatives, and other government policies across a range of sectors including justice, education and social assistance
  • Assistance with the preparation of economic development plans in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, and Wellington
  • Industry strategies to promote economic development in primary industries such as the seafood, wool, and aquaculture sectors.
Our experts are highly regarded for their important contributions to the theory and practice of economic development in both Australasia and Asia.

Key contacts

Preston Davies

David Graham

David Moore

Sally Carrick

William Li

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