Porirua's growing and dynamic economy
This page provides an overview of Porirua’s economy and the Council’s commitment to fostering a strong, sustainable business community.
View of Mana looking north, showing State Highway One, Plimmerton Beach in the background and Pauatahanui Inlet on the right.
Porirua is a young and growing city with a dynamic economy. Porirua City has an estimated 3,844 businesses employing over 15,400 full-time equivalent workers from multi-national companies to small family operations. The city has over 24,000 workers working within Porirua and the wider Wellington region.
Porirua’s economic growth
Porirua has enjoyed several years of strong economic growth by employment, GDP and business unit measure. According to BERL, New Zealand's top economic forecaster, the city’s GDP growth has exceeded that of the Wellington region over the last decade. Businesses thrive with the total annual output of the Porirua economy estimated to be more than $1billion.
Council’s commitment to a sustainable economy
Underpinning the economic performance of the city is the Council’s commitment to developing a strong and sustainable economy.
Together with the Porirua Chamber of Commerce and Grow Wellington, the region's specialist economic development agency, the Council is promoting the economic development of the city and the Wellington region.
Links to more business information
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