Council committed to supporting local businesses
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is keen to hear more from the Kāpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce on their recent survey, which questioned local businesses about what we’re like to work with.
“We work with Kāpiti businesses every day, so having a conversation with the Chamber to understand more about what they are wanting from the Council is important to us,” says Chief Executive Wayne Maxwell.
“Supporting local businesses, and helping them to thrive, is big a priority for us and a cornerstone of our Economic Growth Strategy. Yet, we recognise we don’t always get it right.
“Once we’ve had a chance to delve deeper into the survey’s findings, we’ll look at what steps we can take to serve Kāpiti businesses better – whether it’s being more efficient or explaining why we make the decisions we do.”
Mr Maxwell says the Council has budgeted to spend $2.8 million on economic development activities for this financial year. Of this, around $1 million will be injected into core economic activities, such as destination marketing and supporting start-up businesses.
“Over the last few years we’ve seen the number of businesses in Kāpiti grow steadily ahead of the national average, so now’s a great time for us to look at how we can work more closely with local businesses and keep the momentum going.”