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A great place for business

The inbuilt advantages of a fertile land and a well-educated, flexible workforce plus governments committed to growth and innovation combine to make New Zealand a great place for business.

New Zealand is the hidden secret.

Michael F Bianco,  CEO

American Capital Markets Group

The attractions of New Zealand’s business environment are recognised in a wide range of international indicators. For example:

  • The World Bank’s 'Doing Business 2020' report ranked us the world’s easiest country to do business in
  • The Legatum Institute ranked us second overall in its overall Prosperity Index
  • Forbes ranked us fifth on its Best Countries for Business 2019
  • Milkin’s Global Opportunity Index ranked us the world’s third most attractive destination for investors in 2016

Doing Business 2020 | World Bank

Prosperity Index | Legatum Institute 

Best Countries for Business 2019 | Forbes

Global Opportunity Index | Milkin


Where business and lifestyle combine

Along with great investment and entrepreneurial opportunities New Zealand offers the attractions of wide-open spaces and world-beating lifestyle, adventure and recreational opportunities for you, your partner and family.

Imagine a place where you can work to the highest professional standards, then in half an hour or less be relaxing on a beach or boat, hiking through beautiful native bush, pounding down a mountain bike track or just chilling with friends in your back garden over a fine New Zealand wine. That’s what you can look forward to when you bring your funds and skills to New Zealand.

Go-ahead economy 

The New Zealand economy recovered well after the 2008/09 recession, which was shallow compared to other advanced economies. Annual growth has averaged 2.1% since March 2010, demonstrating the economy's resilience.

Looking ahead, the Government expects average growth for 2020 will come in at over 2.3%, and is expected to reach 2.6% in 2021.

Find out more about New Zealand's economy.