Productive and diverse business sectors

This page outlines the types of business and industries that thrive in Porirua.

View of Whitireia New Zealand.
View of Whitireia New Zealand.

Porirua businesses are a diverse and exciting mix of local, national and international companies.

The industries in which Porirua City has the largest comparative advantages are building construction, education and training, health care and social assistance.

Range of businesses in Porirua

From small family operations to multinational companies, businesses in the city are thriving and are as diverse as the people running them. They include fast-growing companies like Downer and Whitireia New Zealand. The city is also home to Whitireia New Zealand, a major player in New Zealand’s tertiary sector.

Porirua also provides a base for some of the country’s leading science and research entities including BRANZ and the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR).

Many of the businesses and organisations located within Porirua City are within easy access of lifestyle and outdoor pursuit opportunities. These opportunities are becoming important in the attraction and retention of world-class employees.

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