"Start Here - Grow Great"


KEA is committed to supporting Kawerau business through 3 key drivers:

Business attraction, expansion and support

  • Supporting current ventures - Growth Acceleration Programme
  • Facilitating establishment of new ventures - Social Enterprise
  • Growing KEA ventures - Kawerau X Incubation Project
  • Sharing knowledge and information - Kawerau and Districts Ageing in Place, Disability Resource Centre Trust Information Project, Seniors Forum directory of services for older persons
  • Facilitating links to commercial buildings and land for sale or lease
  • Maximising employment and training opportunities
  • Working with other agencies and organisations e.g. Councils and Government Agencies. (Industrial Symbiosis Kawerau - ISK)

Strategic Governance and leadership

  • Maximising KEA’s income to support operations
  • Constant monitoring of KEA’s financial position, including Social Return on Investment (SROI)
  • Constant monitoring of strategic direction.

Collaborative community development

  • Supporting and collaborating with key partners to ensure on-going success of community initiatives
  • Building on marketing and promotion of Kawerau for industry and lifestyle
  • Supporting youth development.

For further information on business and economic development in Kawerau, please contact us.

KEAs Vision

"KEA's vision is to retain and grow the population, marketing the town as a great place to live and work."

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