Dunedin’s Economic Development Strategy (EDS) is a 2013-2023 blueprint to increase skills, incomes and job opportunities for Dunedin’s residents.
The strategy is the outcome of work done by the Grow Dunedin Partnership:
- Dunedin City Council
- Ngāi Tahu
- Otago Chamber of Commerce
- Otago Polytechnic
- Otago Southland Employers’ Association
- University of Otago
In November 2021, a report was compiled for Council outlining outcomes of the EDS to date. See the report here.
Dunedin is one of the world’s great small cities. We are renowned as a confident, competitive knowledge centre, a community where enterprise and creativity support a productive and sustainable city.
- A 2% growth in employment each year (roughly 10,000 extra jobs over 10 years)
- A 2.5% rise in income per capita each year (an average of $10,000 per person)
Dunedin’s latest Economic profile
The Strategy is built on five themes: